Clare Hammond

Pianist Clare Hammond to Perform Classical Recital at Llanelli’s Ffwrnes

Monday, April 14th, 2014

An acclaimed pianist will play pieces from pillars of the classical music world at a recital in Llanelli later this month.

Clare Hammond, is to perform compositions from the likes of Mendelssohn, Schubert, Bach, and Brahms at Llanelli’s Ffwrnes.

Her recital will take place on Wednesday, April 23 at 7.30pm.

Hailing from Northern Ireland, she is a Cambridge music graduate, who then went on to study at the esteemed music college, Guildhall.

But, although she tackles the classics, she is also deeply passionate about 20th and 21st Century music.

This translates into elements of her set, as she will be performing Danzas Argentinas by Alberto Ginastera — one of the 20th Century’s greatest South American composers.

Hammond’s debut recitals began at the City of London, Cheltenham and Presteigne Festivals, followed by return visits to the Wigmore and Bridgewater Halls in 2013.

Highlights in her career this year have so far included three BBC radio broadcasts and debut performances at seven festivals across Europe.

These included the Chopin and his Music Festival in Warsaw — named after the famous composer for which piano was the crux of his work.

In 2012, she released her debut CD for Prima Facie Records, but with this year marking the centenary of the birth of Polish composer Andrzej Panufnik, she will be celebrating with another release.

She will tour Poland and the UK, and a festival at Kings Place in London, with the Brodsky Quartet.

As well as being a soloist, Clare is also an active chamber musician, but the show in Llanelli on April 23 is all about her.

At Ffwrnes, she will perform pieces from Bach and Brahms, Mendelssohn, Schubert, Mozart, Scriabin, Satie, and Ginastera.

Tickets cost £10 for adults and £8 for children or concessions.

The performance begins at 7.30pm.



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