Clare Hammond: Flora & Fauna concert


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Ely Cathedral, Friday 6 July. 7.30pm

One of the UK’s most talented young pianists comes to Ely Cathedral on Friday 6th July to play a colourful and inspired concert in aid of the Isle of Ely Arts Festival.

A local musician with a double first class honours in music from Cambridge University, Clare Hammond is in great demand both as a soloist and chamber musician.  She is acclaimed as a pianist of “amazing power and panache” (The Telegraph), and has a “reputation for brilliantly imaginative concert programmes” (BBC Music Magazine, ‘Rising Star’). In 2016, she won the Royal Philharmonic Society’s ‘Young Artist Award’ in recognition of outstanding achievements. 

Her colourful musical journey on 6th July is inspired by this year’s Isle of Ely Arts Festival theme of Flora and Fauna.  The whimsical programme will include the Presto from Mendelssohn’s The Bee’s Wedding, Rimsky-Korsakov’s The Flight of the Bumble-Bee, and Ewan Campbell’s Flight of the Killer Bee, as well as Four Impromptus by Schubert, Edmund Finnis’s Youth and Stravinsky’s Trois Mouvements de Petroushka.

Flora and Fauna will be held in the South Transept of Ely Cathedral at 7.30pm on Friday 6th July.  Doors and a Pimms Bar will open at 6.45pm.  Tickets can be obtained from Ely Cathedral Box Office and cost £15, or £5.00 for under 16s.  All seats are unreserved.  Tickets can be obtained by calling 01353 660349 or emailing, or by booking online from

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