Composer, pianist, and United Nations Peace Program Ambassador, Ambre Hammond, is touring her seventh concert album, Night Flowers, across the country, and will stop into Kincumber this October 14.
Since completing her Associate and Licentiate Diplomas in the same year, at the tender age of 11, and breaking a world record in doing so, Ambre has performed throughout the world as a soloist, with orchestras and in collaboration with various international artists. She has released six albums, including the Rachmaninoff Concerto No 3 recorded live in Argentina, at the age of 16. Lalo Schifrin was commissioned to write his Double Concerto for Classical Piano, Jazz Trumpet and Symphony Orchestra especially for Ambre and James Morrison. Ambre is the founder of humanitarian project, “Girl Piano Truck”, and has taken the project to India, Thailand, East Timor, Belarus, The Philippines and Africa.
The project is being developed into a documentary series for TV. Night Flowers is a collaboration of music and photography between Ambre, and photographer, James O’Toole. James captured 24 nightimages of fl owers in gardens around Sydney, and Ambre brings these images to life with the 24 pieces of solo piano compositions that make up Night Flowers’ track list.
Ambre will bring her Night Flowers tour to Kincumber Uniting Church, from 3pm on Sunday, October 14.
“I will play music from the album as well as favourite classical pieces of music by Chopin and Liszt. “Program, beverages and food included in the ticket price of $25,” Ambre said.
Source: Media release, Oct 10 Ambre Hammond, Pianist