Rachmaninov Piano Sonata No 2, Op 36
Hywel Davies Elternszenen (World Premiere)
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.
After the recital, Clare will give a masterclass for local piano students at 4pm (Tickets: £10)