Concerts begins at 1.10pm and will last approx 45 minutes
Series: City University Concert Series
Ravel Le Tombeau de Couperin
This concert will take the form of a lecture recital, with the performer commenting on detail and performance practice of the piece throughout.
Acclaimed by The Daily Telegraph as a pianist of “amazing power and panache”, Clare Hammond has performed across Europe, Russia and Canada and has appeared over the past year at the Wigmore and Barbican Halls in London and the Bridgewater Hall in Manchester. Her recent Purcell Room debut for the Park Lane Group concert series was praised by The Guardian for its “crisp precision and unflashy intelligence”. Since her debut with orchestra at the age of eleven, she has acquired a concerto repertoire of over 15 works which she has performed at major venues across the UK and on the continent. Solo engagements have included recitals in concert series and festivals across Britain, in Paris, Florence, Aalborg and Moscow. Clare is a committed chamber musician and has collaborated with Andrew Kennedy, Jennifer Pike, Philippe Graffin, Lawrence Power and the Endellion, Dante and Benaïm String Quartets. Forthcoming highlights include Panufnik, Szymanowski and Prokofiev at the Wigmore Hall for the Park Lane Group and a debut CD of contemporary British piano music to be released by Prima Facie records in 2011. Clare completed a BA at Cambridge University, where she obtained a double first in music, and is currently pursuing postgraduate study with Ronan O’Hora at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and with Professor Rhian Samuel at City University. She is supported by the Arts and Humanities Research Council