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Music at the Art Chamber
Art Chamber
Galeria de Belas Artes
Art Chamber Galeria de Belas Artes
Ambre Hammond

Wednesday 31st Oct 2012
7.30pm

The Programme:

Antonio Soler Sonata F# major,
Chopin Etude No12
Chopin Fantasie Impromptu
Chopin Waltz
Debussy Claire de Lune,
Liszt Hungarian Rhapsody No 2,
Piazzolla 'Cafe 1930'
and one of her own composition's.

Ambre Hammond

Ambre began piano studies at the age of 3 and gave her first public concert at age of 5. At 11 Ambre achieved a world record, which still holds, when she received the associate & Licentiate Diplomas of music in the same year. At 16 she received the First Prize in her International Music Competition held in Argentina. The following year Ambre was invited to return to Argentina to perform the Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No3 as her debut with the Cordoba Symphony Orchestra. This performance was recorded live , released as a CD and has been acclaimed by the Rachmaninoff Society of USA as one of the finest interpretations of this piece.
At 16 Ambre recorded and released a CD of music by Franz Liszt titled 'Devotion' which was funded by Australian artist Arthur Boyd who was astounded with Ambre's natural ability and invited her to be first Artist In residence at his Shoalhaven Property 'Bundanon' on the South Coast of Australia.
Ambre has performed both Solo and with Orchestra throughout Switzerland, England, Italy, Spain, Poland, North & South America, New Zealand and China.

In 2006 renowned Hollywood film writer and composer Lalo Schifrin was commissioned to write a unique Double Concerto for Jazz Trumpet, Classical Piano and Symphony Orchestra especially for Ambre and James Morrison.
Ambre travelled to Schifrin's home in Los Angeles where she played the piece to Lalo who has dedicated the Concerto to her. The World premiere performance was held in Sydney at the Opera House in July 2007 with Schifrin conducting the Sydney Symphony Orchestra to great acclaim from both critics and public alike
It is important to Ambre to give back tot the community through her ability as much as possible and she has been named Ambassador of the Brain Foundation of Australia and has performed at their Annual Awards at the Great Hall of the University of Sidney with NSW Governor for 4 years running. This year Ambre has been invited to be the first Ambassador for the Foundation for the National Parks and Wildlife along with Hugh Jackman.
In March 2011 Ambre collaborated with Vishwa Mohan Bhatt, Indian legendary Slide Guitarist who won a Grammy for his album with Ry Cooder. They came together with their unique and individual styles playing a special one -off fusion concert at the Sydney Opera House
In 2012 Ambre is performing throughout the US, China, India and Europe