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Clare Hammond

Joseph Haydn – Sonata in C major, HobXVI:48
Claude Debussy – Selection from Préludes (VoilesFeuilles mortes, Feux d’artifice, La cathédrale engloutie, Les Collines d’Anacapri)
Sergei Rachmaninov – Piano Sonata no 2 in B flat minor, op 36 (1931 version)

Winner of the Royal Philharmonic Society’s Young Artist Award, internationally acclaimed concert pianist Clare Hammond presents a programme that showcases the sheer range of expression and imagination possible on the piano. With the stately poise of Haydn’s Sonata in C major, vivid colours of Debussy’s Préludes, and the romanticism of Rachmaninov’s Second Piano Sonata, this promises to be an exhilarating and inspiring concert.

In 2017/18 she performed Edwin Roxburgh’s Concerto for Piano and Winds with the BBC Symphony Orchestra under Michael Seal and Panufnik’s Piano Concerto with the Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra under Jacek Kaspszyk. Clare recently made the world premiere recording of two keyboard concertos by Myslivecek with the Swedish Chamber Orchestra and conductor Nicholas McGegan, due for release by BIS Records in March. BBC Radio 3 and the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra have co-commissioned composer Kenneth Hesketh to write a concerto for Clare, to be premiered in 2019 with the BBC National Orchestra of Wales.

A winning combination of technical subtlety and expressive spontaneity
Arnold Whittall

Admission Free
Clothworkers Centenary Concert Hall


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