“ unfaltering bravura and conviction” Gramophone UK
Acclaimed by the Telegraph as a pianist of “amazing power and panache”, Clare Hammond is recognised for the virtuosity and authority of her performances and is developing a “reputation for brilliantly imaginative concert programmes” BBC Music Magazine.
In 2014 she gave debut performances at seven festivals across Europe, including the ‘Chopin and his Europe Festival’ in Warsaw, world premieres of works by ten composers, and three broadcasts for BBC Radio.
Clare played the younger version of Dame Maggie Smith's character, Miss Shepherd, in the feature film based on Alan Bennett’s play The Lady in the Van,released in 2015.
Clare’s programme will include an English premiere by Cambridge and Littleport composer Kim Ashton whose composition style is described as engaging and approachable. Kim will give an introduction to his five minitures Ornithology during the concert.
Bach - Toccata in D minor, BWV 913
Kim Ashton - Ornithology
Beethoven - Sonata No. 8 in C minor, Op.13 'Pathétique'
Medtner - Sonata Romantica, Op.53
Stravinsky - 3 movements from Petroushka