clare hammond-1b


Friday 8th November 2019 7.30 pm in Cairns Church

JS Bach

Toccata in D minor, BWV 913

Hywel Davies

Elternszenen (2019)


Humoreske, Op. 20


L’Isle Joyeuse


Sonata No. 3 in A major


Sonata No. 2 in B flat minor, Op. 36

Award-winning pianist Clare Hammond gave us a memorable recital on her visit two seasons ago and we welcome her back with a typically intriguing programme built around two great Romantic works. Schumann’s Humoreske, far from the light little character piece its title suggests, is a cycle of seven pieces encompassing a huge range of colours and emotions, while Rachmaninov’s dramatic Second Sonata combines his passionate lyricism with powerful virtuosity. Mozart’s friend, the talented Czech composer Josef Mysliviček, has been championed to critical acclaim by Clare on CD. British composer Hywel Davies follows up Schumann’s ‘Scenes from Childhood’ with his own recent ‘Scenes from Parenthood’.

"...those fortunate enough to hear her on this debut Scottish tour will be hoping for a return visit as soon as her schedule permits."
The Herald