Wigmore Hall

Wigmore Hall
36 Wigmore Street, London, W1U 2BF
  • Telephone 020 7935 2141
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  • Website www.wigmore-hall.org.uk
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Wigmore Hall

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Leading international recital venue specialising in performances of chamber music and song. Originally named the Bechstein Hall, it was built between 1899 and 1901 by C Bechstein Pianofortefabrik, the German piano manufacturer, whose showroom was next door.

The hall is considered to have one of the best acoustics for classical music in Europe and it was refurbished in 2004. Today, the hall promotes 400 concerts a year and broadcasts a weekly concert on BBC Radio 3. The hall also promotes an extensive education programme throughout London and beyond.

Wigmore Hall enjoyed a number of long associations with the great artists of the 20th century including Elisabeth Schwarzkopf, Victoria de los Ángeles, Sergey Prokofiev, Shura Cherkassky, Paul Hindemith, Andrés Segovia, Peter Pears, Benjamin Britten and Francis Poulenc.

Events at this venue

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Ailish Tynan, soprano; James Baillieu, piano

A popular recitalist and her equally admired pianist partner present a programme mostly in German but taking in Reynaldo Hahn’s 1901 collection of six songs in Venetian dialect.

Sun 10 Jul

£16–£40 (£5 Under 35s) / 020 7935 2141

Alina Ibragimova

Young Russian violinist celebrated for the intensity and rawness of her playing.

Fri 1 Jul

£16–£40 (£5) / 020 7935 2141

Andrè Schuen, baritone; Daniel Heide, piano

Together with his pianist partner, the baritone from the Ladin area of the South Tyrol in Italy has earned considerable praise from critics whether performing live or on disc. BBC Music Magazine was inspired by their recording of Die schöne Müllerin to suggest that ‘overall, these two musicians are so confident and…

Mon 11 Jul

£16–£40 (£5 Under 35s) / 020 7935 2141

Birgid Steinberger, soprano; Stephan Loges, bass-baritone; Sholto Kynoch, piano

A major inspiration to Mahler’s creativity, the German folk anthology provides the theme of this recital by three exceptional Lieder performances, the two German Lieder specialist singers exploring this seminal collection in tandem with Oxford Lieder’s guiding hand.

Sat 30 Jul

£16–£40 (£5 Under 35s) / 020 7935 2141

Chamber Tots: Autumn

Join us on a musical adventure in these interactive music sessions for children aged 1 to 5 and their parents or carers. Discover exciting instruments, songs, and stories with experienced music leaders and emerging musicians. March to your own beat as we explore, play, and move together!

Wed 19 Oct

£6–£8 / 020 7935 2141

Fri 4 Nov

£6–£8 / 020 7935 2141

Chamber Tots: Tree Tops and Forest Floors

Join us on a musical adventure in these interactive music sessions for children aged 1 to 5 and their parents or carers. Discover exciting instruments, songs, and stories with experienced music leaders and emerging musicians.

Thu 29 Sep

£6–£8 / 020 7935 2141

Wed 23 Nov

£6–£8 / 020 7935 2141

Chamber Tots: Winter

Join us on a musical adventure in these interactive music sessions for children aged 1 to 5 and their parents or carers. Discover exciting instruments, songs, and stories with experienced music leaders and emerging musicians. March to your own beat as we explore, play, and move together!

Wed 7 Dec

£6–£8 / 020 7935 2141

Christian Gerhaher, baritone; Anna Lucia Richter, mezzo-soprano; Gerold Huber, piano

The great Austrian songwriter was drawn to Mediterranean culture and in his two-volumes of settings of Italian texts collected and translated by Paul Heyse (1892-6) produced one of his masterpieces. Christian Gerhaher joins with a fellow compatriot who recently switched from soprano to mezzo and who made her Salzburg…

Sun 3 Jul

£16–£50 (£5) / 020 7935 2141

Christian Gerhaher, baritone; Julia Kleiter, soprano; Gerold Huber, piano

Another of Wolf’s major collections is devoted to Spain, consisting of translations by Emanuel Geibel and (once again) by Paul Heyse and composed in 1889-90. Like their Italian counterparts, they encompass an extraordinary range of expression. Gerhaher and his pianist are assisted on their Spanish journey by another of…

Wed 6 Jul

£16–£50 (£5) / 020 7935 2141

Conrad Tao

The young American pianist/composer has been praised for his exceptional virtuosity and range as a performer – something exhibited in a programme which contains four major keyboard classics but which in addition highlights Conrad Tao’s own compositional creativity, alongside works by jazz pianist Fred Hersch (from his…

Wed 13 Jul

£16–£35 (£5) / 020 7935 2141

Cuarteto Casals

Founded exactly 25 years ago, the ensemble won the London International String Quartet Competition (predecessor of the Wigmore event) in 2000 and has subsequently enjoyed a career in the highest echelons of the chamber-music world. A wide range of recordings – including, recently, the entire Beethoven sequence – has been…

Sat 2 Jul

£16–£40 (£5) / 020 7935 2141

Ensemble Marsyas; Peter Whelan, director, harpsichord, organ; Paula Murrihy, mezzo-soprano

Described by The Irish Times as ‘as exciting a live wire as Ireland has produced in the world of period performance,’ founder/director Peter Whelan leads the unique group with which he has performed regularly at Wigmore Hall and at international festivals in an all-Bach programme that also features a leading Irish soloist…

Wed 20 Jul

£16–£50 (£5 Under 35s) / 020 7935 2141

Eric Lu, piano

Winner of the Leeds International Piano Competition in 2018, the American-Chinese pianist made his BBC Proms debut the following year and received an Avery Fisher Career Grant in 2021. His first CD as a Warner signing was glowingly welcomed by BBC Music Magazine: ‘This type of sensitivity and emotional intuition does not…

Tue 26 Jul

£16–£40 (£5 Under 35s) / 020 7935 2141

Ewa Pobłocka, piano

The first volume of the 48 as recorded by the Polish pianist attracted some outstanding reviews, such as this extract from Gramophone: ‘wary as I am of superlatives, I can claim without hesitation that Ewa Pobłocka’s Well-Tempered Clavier Book 1 encompasses some of the greatest and most fulfilling Bach pianism on record…

Sun 24 Jul

£16–£40 (£5 Under 35s) / 020 7935 2141

Explore Ensemble

Explore Ensemble presents a landmark concert in celebration of both its 10th anniversary and its award of the Ernst von Siemens Musikstiftung's Ensemble Prize. Their programme includes a new work by the British composer Lawrence Dunn, alongside pieces by the acclaimed Scottish composer James Dillon, the experimental…

Fri 8 Jul

£10–£30 (£5) / 020 7935 2141

Family Concert

Experience dynamic performances from world-class musicians in these fun and informative concerts for families. Each concert has a different theme and a presenter to guide you through the music, with interactive elements and some audience participation!

Sat 17 Dec

£10–£12 / 020 7935 2141

Family Concert: Glitter Bird

When the Queen hears the most beautiful birdsong in all the world, she knows she must have it for herself. But when Glitter Bird is trapped away from all he loves, he forgets how to sing. Come and help us find his voice on this magical journey of empathy and understanding. Join musical story telling trio WRANGLE! for this…

Sat 29 Oct

£10–£12 / 020 7935 2141

Family Concert: Pioneering Women

Join presenter Jessie Maryon Davies and the dynamic Bloomsbury Quartet as they explore music by female composers in this interactive concert for 7-11-year-olds and their parents and carers. Discover stories of pioneering women through their inspirational music for string quartets featuring music by Henriette Bosmans…

Sat 2 Jul

£10–£12 / 020 7935 2141

Thu 27 Oct

£12 (Children £10) / 020 7935 2141

Family Workshop: Beaten Track

Join Beaten Track Ensemble Members, Rosie Bergonzi and Beth Higham-Edwards, in this creative music-making workshop for families with children aged 5–7.

Thu 27 Oct

£10–£12 / 020 7935 2141

For Crying Out Loud!

Hear a performance by Royal Academy of Music student Kari Novilla, in this concert presented especially for parents or carers and babies under 1. Enjoy live music together in a relaxed and accommodating environment – move and groove to the music or sit back and unwind. Parents-to-be are also warmly welcomed.

Fri 14 Oct

Prices to be confirmed / 020 7935 2141

Fri 2 Dec

Prices to be confirmed / 020 7935 2141

For Crying Out Loud: Gudmundsdottir-Zhang Duo

Royal Academy of Music ensemble Gudmundsdottir-Zhang Duo performs in these concerts presented especially for parents or carers and babies under 1. Enjoy live music together in a relaxed and accommodating environment – move and groove to the music or sit back and unwind. Parents-to-be are also warmly welcomed. These…

Thu 14 Jul

Prices to be confirmed / 020 7935 2141

Imagine Series: Diphonon Duo

Join the Diphonon Duo for a low stimulus performance as part of Wigmore Hall's Imagine Series. The duo will perform pieces without sudden or loud volume in this informal concert. The concert will benefit from natural daylight through Wigmore Hall’s frosted glass ceiling, and all other lighting in the auditorium itself…

Sat 1 Oct

£5 / 020 7935 2141

James Gilchrist, tenor; Anna Tilbrook, piano

A meditation on Time from the admired tenor and his regular pianist partner, described by Gramophone as ‘an outstandingly accomplished and sensitive modern combination.’ Of one of their other discs, BBC Music Magazine has suggested that ‘the performers' art really does conceal art: Gilchrist's tenor skilfully voicing a…

Fri 22 Jul

£16–£40 (£5 Under 35s) / 020 7935 2141

Jean-Guihen Queyras, cello; Raphaël Imbert, saxophone; Pierre-François Blanchard, piano; Sonny Troupé, percussion

Invisible Stream is about these 'invisible currents' that link people, artists, improvisers, musicians, beyond aesthetic and cultural borders. The perfect opportunity for Jean-Guihen Queyras and Raphaël Imbert to demonstrate the chemistry that makes each of their collaborations so captivating. The musical and spiritual…

Tue 19 Jul

£16–£40 (£5 Under 35s) / 020 7935 2141

Jess Dandy, contralto; Martin Roscoe, piano

Alongside her distinguished pianist partner, the young contralto with a rising reputation (‘a name to watch’, The Times) performs four groups of Lieder, including Brahms’s final songs and Strauss’s Op. 27 set of 1894.

Fri 29 Jul

£16–£35 (£5 Under 35s) / 020 7935 2141

Katya Apekisheva, piano

Born in Moscow to a family of musicians, the remarkable pianist studied at the Gnessin Music School before going on to the Rubin Academy in Jerusalem and then to the Royal College of Music. A Leeds prizewinner, she has subsequently established a firm place on the international music scene, admired for fine recordings as…

Thu 21 Jul

£16–£40 (£5 Under 35s) / 020 7935 2141

Leslie Howard

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Pianist well-known for his interpretations of Liszt.

Mon 18 Jul

£16–£35 (£5) / 020 7935 2141

Mahan Esfahani

A performer of star quality whether playing ancient or modern works – some of them newly commissioned by him – and a musician of strikingly broad intellectual interests, as well as a presenter with sometimes challenging but always thoughtfully considered opinions, the Iranian-American musician has raised his chosen…

Sat 16 Jul

£16–£35 (£5) / 020 7935 2141

Manu Brazo, saxophone; Bryan Evans, piano; Echéa Quartet

The Musicians’ Company presents the Echéa Quartet and saxophonist Manu Brazo in an attractive and varied programme given by these exceptional performers. The Echéa Quartet were recipients of the Royal Philharmonic Society’s Albert and Eugenie Frost Chamber Music Prize (2019/20) and Manu Brazo was the BBC’s Introducing…

Fri 15 Jul

£10–£20 (£5 Under 35s) / 020 7935 2141

Mario Brunello, violoncello piccolo

Released in 2019, Mario Brunello’s recordings on the violoncello piccolo of the partitas and sonatas normally performed on solo violin won an enthusiastic commendation from Early Music Review. ‘Listening to these performances … is a richly rewarding experience, offering a new take on Bach’s artistry, and in particular on…

Mon 25 Jul

£16–£35 (£5 Under 35s) / 020 7935 2141

Music for the Moment

Join musicians from Royal Academy of Music as they present an informal concert for people living with dementia and their friends, family and carers. You are warmly invited to join us for tea and coffee from 2.30pm.

Fri 4 Nov

Free but ticketed / 020 7935 2141

Nicky Spence, tenor; Dylan Perez, piano

The Scottish tenor and his pianist husband are both increasingly prominent in our musical life, with the former having recently performed major roles at the Royal Opera House and English National Opera, with more to come. With a title deriving from Robert Burns, their programme includes rare sets of songs by the Americans…

Mon 4 Jul

£16–£40 (£5) / 020 7935 2141

Nitin Sawhney at Wigmore Hall

Recipient of the Ivor Novello Lifetime Achievement Award, acclaimed artist and polymath, Nitin Sawhney CBE, presents an evening of music and memories, ‘Music and Me’, featuring Aref Durvesh on tabla, vocalist YVA and cellist Ian Burdge. From coincidences that are barely explicable by conventional western thought or logic…

Sat 23 Jul

£16–£50 (£5 Under 35s) / 020 7935 2141

Nitin Sawhney, guitar, keyboard; Aref Durvesh, tabla; YVA, vocalist; Ian Burdge, cello

Recipient of the Ivor Novello Lifetime Achievement Award, acclaimed artist and polymath, Nitin Sawhney CBE, presents an evening of music and memories, ‘Music and Me’, featuring Aref Durvesh on tabla, vocalist YVA and cellist Ian Burdge. From coincidences that are barely explicable by conventional western thought or logic…

Sat 23 Jul

£16–£50 (£5 Under 35s) / 020 7935 2141

Roman Rabinovich

For the final programme, the pianist focuses on Haydn’s development of the piano sonata. Encountering his recent second volume of his exploration of these works on disc, the BBC Music Magazine reviewer suggested that ‘the elegance and liveliness of Rabinovich’s keyboard style are, indeed, a joy to listen to, and his…

Sat 9 Jul

£16–£40 (£5) / 020 7935 2141

Schools Concert

This interactive Schools concert offers pupils the chance to participate in, listen to and experience high-quality live music. To extend learning beyond the concert, we provide resource packs with ideas for teachers to plan classroom activities, building on the concert experience, so pupils can explore different…

Thu 8 Dec

Prices to be confirmed / 020 7935 2141

Schools Concert: Glitter Bird

When the Queen hears the most beautiful birdsong in all the world, she knows she must have it for herself. But when Glitter Bird is trapped away from all he loves, he forgets how to sing. Come and help us find his voice on this magical journey of empathy and understanding. Join musical story telling trio WRANGLE! for this…

Thu 20 Oct

Prices to be confirmed / 020 7935 2141

Sophie Bevan, soprano; Ryan Wigglesworth, piano

The versatile soprano is joined by the composer/conductor/pianist for a programme of early 20th-century Lieder, including some unfamiliar items. The Austrian Johanna Müller-Hermann (1878-1941) was a pupil of Zemlinsky and herself much admired in her lifetime: her settings of her own poems (the first two of Op. 2) and…

Sun 17 Jul

£16–£40 (£5 Under 35s) / 020 7935 2141