2015/16 Wigmore Series

John Gilhooly, Director of Wigmore Hall, proudly announces the 2015/16 Season at Wigmore Hall, including 460 concerts and 460 Learning events.

Watch John Gilhooly detail just some of the highlights from the stage of Wigmore Hall

Season highlights include:

  • An ambitious survey of Schubert: The Complete Songs with the world’s leading soloists, stretching to 40 concerts over two season
  • A five-concert series for mezzo-soprano Magdalena Kožená, which includes a first UK recital with her husband Sir Simon Rattle on piano, making his Wigmore Hall debut
  • An eight-concert Bartók Chamber Music series to include all six string quartets performed by the Heath Quartet and two recitals by violinist James Ehnes
  • Henry Purcell: A Retrospective continues with eight concerts, including a complete Dido and Aeneas and a rare recital with countertenors Iestyn Davies and Andreas Scholl
  • A strengthened commitment to new music with more than 40 Wigmore Hall commissions by composers such as Sally Beamish, Sir Harrison Birtwistle, Sir Peter Maxwell Davies, Pascal Dusapin and Thomas Larcher
  • Artist residencies from cellist Jean-Guihen Queyras, baritone Christian Gerhaher and The Sixteen
  • An on-going investment in emerging talent including a celebration of young British pianist James Baillieu and a four-concert series with Russian pianist Igor Levit

Details of the concerts throughout the Season can be found in the Preview Brochure, and major artistic projects are announced in the Press Release below.

pdf 2015/16 Season Preview Brochure (1.50 MB)
document 2015/16 Press Release2015/16 Press Release (303 KB)
pdf 2015/16 Short Press Release (434 KB)