Sunday 5 September 2021 | 7:30 pm

Eastgate Theatre, Peebles

A huge Welcome Back to pianist extraordinaire, Clare Hammond who thrilled us in April 2018 with her dazzling playing. Passionate about contemporary music and also bringing to light forgotten female composers, Clare has chosen this exciting and different programme.

Hélène de Montgeroult (1764 – 1836) was the first ever woman professor at the new Paris Conservatoire in 1795. After her tenure of 2 years, she published two volumes of music.

Astor Pantaleon Piazzola (1921 – 1992) was an Argentine Tango composer, bandoneon player and arranger and his Suite from A Midsummer Night’s Dream reflects the style.

The more familiar Brahms (1833-1897) Six Piano pieces ends the first half.

After the interval, a completely new work, “The Neanderthal Ballads”, which Clare commissioned from Richard Barnard for Spring 2020, is inspired by early cave paintings, and explores newly discovered connections between early humans and their human-like relatives.

William Grant Still Jr. (1895 – 1978) was an American composer of nearly 200 works – The Bells suite was composed in 1940.

Karol Maciej Szymanowski (1882 – 1937) was the most celebrated Polish composer of the early 20th century, and Clare ends her concert with his Variations on a Polish Theme.

About Clare Hammond

‘Pianist Clare Hammond has a knack of mixing repertoire to revealing effect’  (Observer)

To find out more about Clare Hammond, please visit http://clarehammond.com/


Season Tickets

  • All 10 concerts for £100

Single Tickets

  • Adult full price £15
  • Adult discounted * £7
  • Under 25s FREE

*available to members of Biggar Music or Moffat Music Society or to adults accompanying a child under 12

Buy Tickets

Tickets may be purchased from: Box Office, Eastgate Theatre and Arts Centre, Eastgate, Peebles, EH45 8AD (Telephone 01721 725777), or online using the button above


Music in Peebles is most grateful to The Hugh Fraser Foundation for the generous funding provided in support of our 2022/2023 season of concerts.

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