Clare Hammond &
I first encountered Anne Queffélec through her recordings. At the time, I was wrestling with Dutilleux’s Sonata, trying to find a way to unravel its complexity and bring its exuberance to the fore. In Anne’s recording, I found an artist who achieved this with consummate flair and I decided to listen to more of her work.
I found that her catalogue included several works that had been significant for me over the years: Ravel’s Le Tombeau de Couperin, Suites by Handel, Schubert’s Impromptus, Satie’s Gnossiennes. I arranged to play to her in Paris and found our time together exhausting and utterly inspirational.
My priority over the past few years has been to find my own voice (for want of a better phrase!). I feel that I am now in a secure enough position to share that, to expose it to analysis and discussion, and to rework it under Anne’s guidance. I trust her artistic integrity implicitly and am delighted that I have this chance to work intensely with her on the Philip Langridge Mentoring Scheme.
Clare Hammond - Biography
Anne Queffélec - Biography