Darlington Piano Society’s 2017-18 season reaches its final recital in Central Hall at 3pm on Sunday 25th March – welcoming outstanding pianist Clare Hammond, who gave her first recital for the society in November 2014.

Since then, her career has continued to develop apace. She is recognised for the virtuosity and authority of her performances and has developed a “reputation for brilliantly imaginative concert programmes” (BBC Music Magazine). In 2016, she won the Royal Philharmonic Society’s Young Artist Award in recognition of outstanding achievements.

Clare has made a number of recordings, most recently a disc 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”.

Her extensive programme of works by Haydn, Schubert, Beethoven, Scriabin and Stravinsky also includes “Youth” a work commissioned from the young British composer, Ed Finnis, which will be premiered shortly before its performance in Darlington.

  • Tickets for the recital are available in advance from the Dolphin Centre, online via the society’s website – www.dpiano.co.uk – and on the door (£12; U21 £6).