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Clare Hammond

Part of the Guildhall School Alumni Recital Series

Pianist Clare Hammond performs in Guildhall Alumni Recital

Winner of the 2016 Royal Philharmonic Society’s Young Artist Award, pianist Clare Hammond returns to showcases contemporary approaches to the piano, alongside more familiar masterpieces.

Opening with Haydn’s witty Fantasia, Clare then presents three etudes by Unsuk Chin and three by Guildhall professor, Julian Anderson, both striking in their wizardry. Beethoven’s Op. 109 Sonata, with its rare intimacy and affection, closes the first half. In the second, Scriabin’s mercurial second sonata and Stravinsky’s dazzling Petroushka Suite frames a new work by Guildhall alumnus Edmund Finnis, commissioned by Clare and here receiving its world premiere.

Read our pre-concert Q&A with Clare Hammond discussing the concert programme, her memories of Guildhall and advice for young musicians today.


The Alumni Recital Series is in support of the Guildhall School’s Scholarships Fund.

Promoted by the Guildhall School of Music & Drama.

Booking from 8 January 2018. Priority booking for Guildhall Circle members


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