Ambre Hammond

Q: 

Can art save us?

A:

It already has, is and will eternally continue to do so. Whilst it might seem as though the world appears to crumble around us, and between the wrath of mother nature and the take-over of a global pandemic, a few strains of Mozart or a Chopin Nocturne can hold steadfast as a bright and welcoming beacon of light in a very troubling and dark world. The security and constancy of the emotional blanket which music envelops us in, has the power to provide a sense of calm and balance in these turbulent days when humans look towards art as not just an escape as in the past but as a welcome and necessary part of human existence. To take pleasure in a moment to hum along or sing along with a beloved tune, the resonance of hearing a beautiful melody that is created by a fellow human and hearing an instrument perhaps carved from wood, reminding us of earlier days and times when the digital world was not yet upon us and life seemed simpler... the chance to reminisce, an opportunity to reflect, a time to think and mostly a time to close ones eyes and 'feel' the power of music charging our weary human batteries will always remain one of the true magical fragments we as humans can engage in. Art in its raw, timeless and eternal beauty will continue to sustain us.

Short Bio

Known as ‘The People’s Pianist’ and one of Australia’s most passionate and hard- working musicians, Ambre Hammond is a musician of international recognition and has performed both solo and with orchestras throughout Switzerland, England, Italy, Spain, Poland, North and South America, New Zealand and China.

Ambre broke a world record receiving her music Diplomas at the age of 11.

Ambre has collaborated with legendary Hollywood film-composer Lalo Schifrin, who wrote a piece especially for Ambre and James Morrison.

Ambre is the founder of Girl Piano Truck – a humanitarian project in which Ambre takes a piano in a truck and travels to remote areas of the world and in particular disadvantaged locations, presenting free concerts in schools, mental asylums and orphanages.

Since 2012 Ambre has taken the project to India, Thailand, East Timor, Belarus, the Philippines and Africa. This project earned her a nomination for Australian of the year in 2016.

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