President: Steven Isserlis

 

Barnes Music Society is proud to have as its President the world-famous cellist Steven Isserlis.  Born in Barnes, he comes from a very musical family.  His two sisters are professional string players (Annette a violist and Rachel a violinist), and his grandfather Julian Isserlis was a composer.

 

 The Society in its current form was created through a merger in 1985 of Castelnau Concerts with the Barnes Music Club, although its roots go back to the 1950s.  Our outgoing President, the late Stephen Dodgson, had been Chairman of Castlenau Concerts, whilst the new President's late father, George Isserlis, had been Chairman of the Barnes Music Club.  Both played a major role in maintaining the Society's high standards.

 

Barnes Music Society aims to foster appreciation of music, promoting first-class concerts, and encouraging other musical activities especially involving young musicians.  These last are achieved by the Saturday family concerts for children and by the annual concert each May given by young musicians.

 

Please email all enquiries about the Society and Membership to barnesmusicsoc@aol.com

 

 

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Links:

Barnes Music Festival

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The Holst Foundation

John Lewis Partnership

Making Music (NFMS)

Marsh Christian Trust

Mortlake Online

Oso Arts Centre

Richmond Parish Lands Charity

Thames Community Foundation

 

 

Barnes Music Society gratefully acknowledges financial assistance during the past year from the Barnes Workhouse Fund, the Barnes Community Association, the John S Cohen Foundation, the Holst Foundation and Chestertons

 

 

Wednesday 4 October, 2017  7:30 pm

Methodist Church, Station Road, Barnes, SW13 0NH

 

Clare Hammond

 

 

 


 

Programme

 

Haydn    Fantasia (Capriccio) in C, Hob.XVII/4

Unsuk Chin    Studies Nos.4, 5 & 6

Schubert    4 Impromptus, D.899

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Beethoven    Piano Sonata in E, Op.109

Scriabin    Piano Sonata No.2 in G sharp minor, Op.19 (Sonata-fantasia)

Stravinsky    Petrushka Suite

 

 


 

 
Tickets now available for
Clare Hammond, piano
from www.WeGotTickets.com

 

 


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, ‘Rising Star’). She recently won the Royal Philharmonic Society's 'Young Artist Award', in recognition of outstanding achievements in 2015. Highlights in 2016 included a performance at the Royal Festival Hall with the Philharmonia, and a concerto tour of Poland, with a newly discovered work by Josef Myslivecek, a mentor of Mozart. Over the autumn, Clare curated three concerts for the BBC at the Belfast International Arts Festival, which were broadcast in November as part of the BBC Radio 3 Lunchtime Concerts series.

Future projects include the premiere of Edwin Roxburgh’s Concerto for Piano and Winds with the BBC Symphony Orchestra and world premiere recordings of two keyboard concertos by Myslivecek with the Swedish Chamber Orchestra and conductor Nicholas McGegan for BIS Records.

Clare’s most recent disc for BIS, of music by Ken Hesketh, has been widely praised with the Observer describing her as a ‘star interpreter of contemporary music’. Her previous release, ‘Etude’, received unanimous critical acclaim for its ‘unfaltering bravura and conviction’ (Gramophone) while the BBC Music Magazine stated that ‘this array of wizardry is not for the faint hearted’. ‘Etude’, and Clare’s previous disc of music by Andrzej and Roxanna Panufnik, ‘Reflections’, have been featured on BBC Radio 3’s ‘In Tune’ and ‘CD Review’, and on radio in Switzerland, Sweden, the Netherlands, the US and Canada.

In 2015, Clare performed at the Barbican Hall, where The Guardian described her as a ‘dazzling athlete’, and recorded discs for Sony, BIS and Signum. She also made her film debut as the younger version of Maggie Smith’s character, ‘Miss Shepherd’, in the Alan Bennett film adaptation, The Lady in the Van, directed by Nick Hytner. In 2014, Clare gave a Panufnik Centenary tour of Poland with a series of recital and concerto performances, under the auspices of the British Council’s ‘Artists’ International Development Fund’. Her debut recital at the ‘Chopin and his Europe Festival’ in Warsaw was recorded for broadcast on Polish Radio. Clare also co-curated and managed the festival ‘Panufnik 100: a family celebration’ with the Brodsky Quartet at Kings Place in London which was hailed as the ‘culmination of this year’s Andrzej Panufnik centenary’ (The Telegraph).

Contemporary music forms an important part of Clare’s work. She has given 35 world premieres including those of major works by composers Robert Saxton, Michael Berkeley, John McCabe and Arlene Sierra. Recently she has premiered and recorded concertos for trumpet and piano by Geoffrey Gordon, Toby Young and Nimrod Borenstein with Simon Desbruslais and the English Symphony Orchestra, to be released on Signum Records.

An active chamber musician, Clare has worked with the Brodsky, Endellion, Badke, Dante and Piatti Quartets and with Henning Kraggerud, Andrew Kennedy, Jennifer Pike, Philippe Graffin and Lawrence Power.

Clare completed a BA at Cambridge University, where she obtained a double first in music, and undertook postgraduate study with Ronan O’Hora at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama and with Professor Rhian Samuel at City University London. She completed a doctorate on twentieth-century left-hand piano concertos in 2012. In 2014 Clare was paired with French pianist Anne Queffelec on the Philip Langridge Mentoring Scheme run by the Royal Philharmonic Society.

Clare is grateful for the support of the Fidelio Charitable Trust, Help Musicians UK, Stradivari Trust, Ambache Charitable Trust, British Korean Society, Chandos Memorial Trust, Vernon Ellis Foundation, Polish Cultural Institute, RVW Trust, British Council, Arts Council England, John S Cohen Foundation, Britten-Pears Foundation and the Hinrichsen Foundation.

For further details about Clare, please click on this link.