Girl Piano Truck
girl piano truck is the inspired concept of classical pianist and composer, Ambre Hammond.
Ambre’s vision is to put a piano in the back of a truck and travel to disadvantaged communities in remote parts of the world, giving free concerts in schools and orphanages. The mission is to share music with the underprivileged to uplift and inspire.
Since 2013, Ambre has taken the project to India, Thailand, East Timor, Belarus and Tanzania.
Some highlights include touring the Philippines in 2015 (Manila, Cebu, Tacloban and Bohol) where she presented 20 concerts in 12 days throughout various orphanages, community centres, a home for the abandoned and elderly people of Manila and a special concert at Payatas – the worlds largest inhabited landfill, home to more than 100,000 people.
Another special performance was in Belarus, where Ambre gave a concert at a psychiatric hospital in Kul, in a remote forest on the outskirts of Minsk.
Due to her humanitarian efforts, Ambre received a nomination for Australian of the Year 2016.
Flawless technique, beautiful sound, exquisite repertoire... all these are in abundance on this recording but they are not why one listens to this music time and time again. The reason you’ll immerse yourself in these sublime sounds more than once is the passion that Ambre brings to everything she does.
Our members are still talking about you and words such as fabulous, fantastic, stunning and entertaining were being passed from person to person. Your music is accompanying members as they drive or relax at home. So a big thank you, it is exactly what I was looking for to enthuse our wide ranging age groups.
-Phil Reid Beaumont Hills Probus Club
Thank you so much for visiting and enlightening us to your passion for classical music and for the importance of family and friends. Your talk was truly magnificent in every way. You had the listeners in the palm of your hand. I have not heard such an inspirational talk about one’s life story before and it captured me completely. Your love of music is amazing, as is your commitment to hard work to achieve your goals. You are indeed a most gifted musician with a great future still ahead of you.
-Warren Fairfax Past President Pitt Town Probus Club
Inspiring and uplifting to hear such a personal story and told so well.