Clare Hammond

Sun 14 July 2019

Clare Hammond, piano

Schumann Humoreske in B flat major, Op 20
Hywel Davies Elternszenen (World Premiere)
Debussy Selection from Preludes
Rachmaninov Piano Sonata No 2, Op 36

Acclaimed as a pianist of ‘amazing power and panache’ (The Telegraph), Clare Hammond is recognised for the virtuosity and authority of her performances and has developed a ‘reputation for brilliantly imaginative concert programmes’ (BBC Music Magazine). This programme takes us from the intimate affection and melancholy of Schumann’s Humoreske to the thundering virtuosity of Rachmaninov’s second sonata. In Debussy’s Preludes we are transported to a fireworks display by the Seine, a submerged Cathedral in Brittany, and the hills of sunny Anacapri, while Hywel Davies’ Elternszenen receives its world premiere. Inspired by Schumann’s Kinderszenen, this series of miniatures is a reflection on parenthood.

This programme features the world premiere of by Hywel Davies. Composed of several movements, this series of short character pieces resembles Schumann’s Kinderszenen and reflects Hywel’s experience of parenthood.

Clare will give a masterclass after the recital for local students at 4pm. As well as being of immense value to the students involved, this masterclass is guaranteed to be equally entertaining and informative to members of the audience.