Wednesday 1st September 2021 7.30pm / Main House


Clare Hammond (piano)

(Part of the Alnwick Music Society 2021 season)



Hélène de Montgeroult – Piano études (selection)

Piazzolla (arr Davies) – Suite from incidental music to ‘A midsummer night’s dream’

Brahms – Six pieces, op 118

John Casken – Six Wooded Pieces

W G Still – The bells

Szymanowski – Variations on a Polish theme


Acclaimed as a pianist of “amazing power and panache” (The Telegraph), Clare Hammond is recognised for the virtuosity and authority of her performances and has developed a “reputation for brilliantly imaginative concert programmes” (BBC Music Magazine). Tonight’s programme is no exception, featuring a range of accessible, but sometimes challenging, music from a female contemporary of Mozart through to a recent work by our locally based composer, John Casken.

Clare is recording the Montgeroult etudes for BIS in August. Montgeroult was an absolutely phenomenal composer and wrote in a style that was decades ahead of her time. The Piazzolla is a special arrangement for his centenary this year. The Still is another exciting find, whose music is just beautiful, and these pieces are reminiscent of Debussy’s La Cathédrale Engloutie. The Szymanowski is in the Romantic, bravura tradition and is on Clare’s most recent disc for BIS entitled Variations.


Performance Dates and Times

Wednesday 1st September 2021 7.30pm

Full Price: £17.00 | 19-30 year olds: £6.00 | Under 18: Free

Running time: 2 hours


Your Visit

We look forward to your visit!

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