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Clare Hammond

Clare Hammond (Piano)

Born: 1985

Nationality: British

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British pianist Clare Hammond was born in London in 1985 and was educated at Emmanuel College Cambridge and the Guildhall School of Music and Drama; she was a finalist in the 2004 BBC Young Musician of the Year Competition, and won the Royal Philharmonic Society’s Young Artist Award in 2016. She is particularly associated with contemporary music, and has premiered and recorded works by Robert Saxton and Kenneth Hesketh; her discography also includes an album of music by father and daughter Andrzej and Roxanna Panufnik, Piano Poyptych (featuring works by Giles Swayne, Piers Hellawall and Julian Anderson), and Josef Mysliveček’s complete keyboard music (including her own reconstructions of the two concertos).

Hammond has featured in non-speaking roles in two mainstream films: Hysteria (2011) and The Lady in the Van in which she portrays the title-character (a gifted concert-pianist and protégé of Alfred Cortot) as a young woman in flashbacks.

Further Reading: Clare Hammond

 Interview, Clare Hammond on the piano études of Hélène de Montgeroult

The pianist talks about her new album focusing on the revolutionary piano studies of Hélène de Montgeroult - anticipating many of the ideas that would be adopted by later Romantic composers.

 Interview, Clare Hammond on Variations

The pianist talks about her new album, that sees her draw together numerous different sets of variations from the twentieth and twenty-first centuries.

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