Wigmore Hall Learning

WHL Values Statement

Since 1994, Wigmore Hall's renowned Learning programme has been giving people of all ages and backgrounds opportunities to take part in creative music making, engaging a broad and diverse audience through innovative creative projects, concerts, workshops and online resources.

We are passionate about the impact music can have on our lives and on our society, and three core values lie at the heart of our programme: creativity, collaboration and equality. These values reflect the spirit of chamber music, and we embody them through quality, co-created music making, through which every voice is heard and equally valued.

We collaborate with a range of community, education, arts, health and social care organisations, working in partnership to engage people who might not otherwise have the opportunity to take part.

  • Schools includes schools concerts; teacher training; projects with hospital schools; and our innovative Partner Schools Programme, in which we work in partnership with schools and Music Education Hubs to co-produce activity over three years, creating a creative whole school plan for music
  • Family invites families to Wigmore Hall to take part in inspiring, interactive workshops and concerts for families with babies, children in their early years and children aged 5+. Beyond the Hall our partnerships enable us to make music with families who have experienced domestic violence, poverty and homelessness.
  • Young People offers includes a range of initiatives and events including a creative ensemble with young people on the autism spectrum, a free ticket scheme for school groups and under 25s, and projects with young people who have experienced homelessness and poverty.
  • Music for Life is our pioneering programme for people living with dementia and their families, friends and carers, working across care and community settings and at the Hall itself.
  • Pathways is a range of schemes and events with provides a platform for emerging artists, supporting the next generation of musicians and leaders. It includes our annual Trainee Music Leader, Royal Academy of Music / Wigmore Hall Fellowship Ensemble and RPS / Wigmore Hall Apprentice Composer schemes, as well as Bechstein Sessions, a new series of informal performances which showcase emerging talent.

In 2019/20 we led 835 Learning events, with 34,548 visits to the programme.

pdf Wigmore Hall Learning Values Statement (473 KB)

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