Photo: Thomas Lorenzen

Acclaimed as a “pianist of extraordinary gifts” (Gramophone) and “immense power” (The Times), CLARE HAMMOND is recognised for the virtuosity and authority of her performances. In 2016, she won the Royal Philharmonic Society’s ‘Young Artist Award’ in recognition of outstanding achievement. Recent highlights include Grieg Piano Concerto with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Moussa with the BBC Symphony Orchestra, and recitals at the Aldeburgh Festival, Piano Festival Husum in Germany, and in Denmark and Norway with Henning Kraggerud.
This season she looks forward to recital in Denmark, Switzerland, Germany, and across the UK including the Tung Auditorium in Liverpool, the Hay Festival an Kings Place. She also records her next concerto disc with the BBC Symphony Orchestra and George Vass.
Contemporary music is at the core of Clare’s work. She has given over 50 world premieres, including those of major works by Arlene Sierra, Robert Saxton and Michael Berkeley, and her discography includes world premiere recordings of over twenty works.
Clare Hammond has recorded six discs for BIS, most recently releasing an album of Etudes by visionary French composer Hélène de Montgeroult in 2022, The disc received the title of Editor’s Choice in Gramophone. She previously recorded a disc of Etudes by Unsuk Chin, Nicolai Kapustin, Sergei Lyapunov and Karol Szymanowski which won her an Opus d’Or from Opus HD Magazine and 5 diapasons from Diapason.
Clare Hammond completed a BA at Cambridge University, where she obtained a double first in music, and undertook postgraduate study with Ronan O’Hora at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama and with Professor Rhian Samuel at City University London. She completed a doctorate on 20th-century left-hand piano concertos in 2012.


Wednesday, 21.08.2024
7 pm: Piano recital

Clare Hammond


Hélène de Montgeroult
aus„114 Etüden"
„Cours complet pour l´enseignement du forte-piano"
Nr.62 Es-Dur
Nr.67 H-Dur
Nr.52 C-Dur
Nr.82 c-Moll
Nr.104 gis-Moll
Nr.110 A-Dur
Nr.111 g-Moll
Gabriel Fauré
Nocturne Nr.12 op.107 e-Moll
Nocturne Nr.8 op.84 Des-Dur (1902)
Cécile Chaminade
Étude de concert F-Dur „Impromptu" op.35 Nr.5 (1885)
Étude romantique Ges-Dur op.132 (1909)
Florence Price
Fantaisie nègre Nr.1 (1929)
Samuel Coleridge-Taylor
aus „24 Negro Melodies" op.59" (1905)
Nr.3 Thata Nabandji
Nr.10 Deep River
Nr.8 The Bamboula
Clara Schumann
Scherzo Nr.2 c-Moll op.14 (1841)
3 Romanzen op.21 (1855)
Isaac Albéniz
aus „Iberia" (1908)
Cádiz (El Puerto)