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). In 2016, she won the Royal Philharmonic Society’s ‘Young Artist Award’ in recognition of outstanding achievement and in 2020 she was engaged to perform at the International Piano Series (Southbank Centre) and the Aldeburgh Festival. In the 2019/20 concert season, she performed with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra (Vasily Petrenko) and Philharmonia Orchestra (Jamie Phillips), and had engagements with the Britten Sinfonia (Ryan Wigglesworth), Sinfonia Varsovia (Jacek Kaspszyk) and Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (Christoph Altstaedt). She gave the world première of Uncoiling The River by Kenneth Hesketh with the BBC National Orchestra of Wales (Martyn Brabbins) and released the complete keyboard works of Mysliveček with the Swedish Chamber Orchestra (Nicholas McGegan) for BIS. Clare Hammond’s discs for BIS have been widely praised with The Observer describing her as a ‘star interpreter of contemporary music’ in Hesketh and The Times commending her ‘deliciously unfussy poise and elegance’ in Mysliveček. Her disc entitled Étude 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’. She 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.