Tuesday, 24th April 2018 at 7:30pm in the Eastgate Theatre

Clare Hammond


Haydn Fantasia in C major, Hob XVII:4
Schubert Four Impromptus, D.899
Szymanowski Metopes (‘L'île des Sirènes' & 'Calypso')
Malcolm Hayes Purgatorio (world premiere)
Chopin Etudes, Op.25
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Clare Hammond has recently found fame for both musical and extra-musical reasons, having won the Royal Philharmonic Society’s Young Artist Award and appeared in the Alan Bennett film ‘The Lady in the Van’.

Her ‘reputation for brilliantly imaginative concert programmes’ (BBC Music Magazine) is illustrated here, as she brings together music from four centuries. Haydn’s Fantasia provides a vivacious opening whilst Schubert’s first set of Impromptus is among the best-loved works in the piano repertoire. As a noted champion of contemporary music, Clare will also play the world premiere of a work by Malcolm Hayes, inspired by Dante.

The remaining works reflect Clare’s particular interest in Polish music. First come two pieces from Szymanowski’s 1915 ‘Metopes’, in which his style leans towards that of the French ‘Impressionist’ composers, and the season is brought to a dazzling close by Chopin’s highly virtuosic Opus 25 set of Etudes.

About Clare Hammond

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What Others Are Saying

“a winning combination of technical subtlety and expressive spontaneity.”

Ticket Prices
Adult Non-Members £14 - buy online
The following tickets are only available from the Eastgate Theatre box office
Adult accompanying child under 12 £7
Music in Peebles Members Free - included in subscription
School pupils FREE
Students under 25 in full-time education FREE

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This concert is subsidised by Enterprise Music Scotland through funding provided by Creative Scotland.