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Clare Hammond

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Age Guidance: 7+
This is a streamed event, available to watch from 7pm on Wednesday 16 June until 7pm on Friday 18 June.
Tickets are only available to purchase online.
Tickets cannot be purchased as a gift.

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Montgeroult – Etudes Nos. 37, 28, 55, 74, 36 and 111
Brahms – 6 Piano Pieces, Op. 118
WG Still – Bells (i. Phantom Chapel, ii. Fairy Knoll)
Rachmaninov – Sonata No. 2 in B flat minor, Op. 36 (revised version, 1931)

Acclaimed as a pianist of “amazing power and panache” (The Telegraph), Nottingham’s Clare Hammond has a growing reputation for both the virtuosity and authority of her performances and for “brilliantly imaginative concert programmes” (BBC Music Magazine). You can experience Clare’s exceptional artistry in this streamed concert from the Royal Concert Hall which brings together four contrasting composers from very different musical traditions.

Hélène de Nervo de Montgeroult was born into an aristocratic family in France and, having survived the Reign of Terror following the French Revolution (reportedly by performing a set of improvisations on La Marseillaise for the Committee of Public Safety), she became the first woman professor at the Paris Conservatoire. Her richly imaginative Etudes reflect the influence of Bach and anticipate Chopin. Brahms’s Six Pieces for Piano remain some of the best-loved of his solo piano compositions, more intimate than his earlier piano works, but no less expressive. William Grant Still was described as the ‘Dean of Afro-American Composers’ and produced nearly 200 works in a long and fruitful career. Bells comprises two short, contrasting studies in atmosphere. Finally, Rachmaninov’s Second Piano Sonata displays the composer’s winning blend of drama and rich lyricism in a captivating twenty minutes.

This digital performance will be accessed using a ticket link. This link will be included in your order confirmation email after purchase. Please note, tickets cannot be purchased as a gift.

Tickets will go off sale at 4pm on Wednesday 16 June.

  • Open your confirmation email on the device you intend to watch the performance through.
  • Click on your ticket link. This will take you to your Theatre Royal & Royal Concert Hall account login page. Log in to your account – you will be redirected to the online stream where a holding visual will appear before the performance goes live at 7pm on June 16.