CLARE HAMMOND Piano
Brahms Six Piano Pieces Op. 118
Unsuk Chin Etudes Nos. 4 and 5
George Walker Variations on a Kentucky Folk Song
Benjamin Attahir Sahirat
Doreen Carwithen Sonatina for piano
One of the UK's finest pianists who is renowned not only for her performances of standard repertoire but also for introducing the new, be it freshly commissioned or deserving of more attention. Here she brings us a mix of all of these with two living composers alongside Brahms as well as two composing talents that have been overlooked until now. 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 and in 2020 she was engaged to perform at the International Piano Series (Southbank Centre). This season she appears with the CBSO (Michael Seal) and BBC NOW, at the Aldeburgh and Husum Festivals, and gives live broadcasts for BBC Radio 3, and Danish Radio with violinist Henning Kraggerud.