Pianist & Composer
Ambre Hammond is one of the finest concert pianists and composers in Australia, with teaching experience over 20 years.
In 1989 Hammond achieved a world record when she was awarded her AMEB Associate Diploma at age 11, and Licentiate Diploma at age 12 in the same year.
At the age of 16, Ambre has won first prize in an international music competition in Argentina and has made her debut performance with the Orquesta Sinfonica De Córdoba where she performed one of the most challenging piano repertoires Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No. 3. Ambre has also recorded lists of CDs one of which is titled Devotion - Piano works of Franz Liszt at age 16, including Réminiscences de Norma (Bellini), Mephisto Waltz No. 1, Après une lecture de Dante and Wilde Jagd.
Ambre has performed both solo and with orchestras in Australia, East Timor, Thailand, India, Europe (England, Italy, Poland, Spain, Switzerland, Belarus), North America and South America. She has performed with the SBS Youth Orchestra, the Australian Chamber Orchestra, the Metropolitan Orchestra, the Fribourg Youth Orchestra and the Orchestra of the City in London.
In 2007 Lalo Schifrin, a renowned Hollywood film score writer has composed a double concerto for Ambre Hammond and trumpeter James Morrison which was premiered on 19 July 2007 at the Sydney Opera House with the Sydney Symphony; the concert was later broadcast on ABC Television.
In 2016 Ambre released her first album of original compositions titled 'Akasha'. A piece titled 'Clancy' from this album was used in a visual piece representing the Rio Olympics aired on Channel 7 in Australia and internationally.
In June 2018 Ambre released the first single 'Red Rose' from her second album of original compositions for solo piano 'Night Flowers'.