After two Covid-related cancellations, we will finally welcome one of the most outstanding pianists on her generation, Clare Hammond, who has recorded numerous CDs on the BIS label and performed internationally to great critical acclaim.
Geoff Brown in The Times hailed her as “a player of immense power”, while Paul Riley in BBC Music Magazine praised her “shimmering pianism and lightly-worn virtuosity”.
We have a chance to experience her “utmost control and clarity” (American Record Guide) in a fascinating mix of the well-known, Beethoven’s Op. 1 No 3 and Brahms’ Op. 118; less familiar, Still’s Bells and Medtner’s Sonata Romantica; and scandalously neglected, Doreen Carwithen’s Sonatina.
Here she is playing a later Beethoven sonata: