Each year two groups of talented young people programme and produce their own concert at the Wigmore Hall.
The young people, who have to decide and take responsibility for selecting artists, repertoire and the theme, lead the project. Together, the groups have to manage the budget, come up with a marketing plan, and liaise with the artist and co-ordinate logistics.
Furthermore, the young people have the amazing opportunity of pitching their ideas and receiving mentor sessions from events management and marketing experts in the City, as well as Heads of Department at the Wigmore Hall.
The 2015/16 Young Producers are year 9, 10 and 11 pupils from St George’s Catholic School, Tri Borough and Central Foundation Girls School and Bishop Challoner Catholic Collegiate School, Tower Hamlets. Both groups are working towards their Silver Arts Award, a nationally recognised qualification.
The group is supported by a Project Mentor, Abimaro Gunnell or Lucy Drever, an Arts Award Advisor, Francesca Gkotsi, and Wigmore Hall Learning Programme Manager for Schools and Early Years, Stacey Campkin.
Young Producers is run in partnership with Tri-Borough Music Hub and Tower Hamlets Arts and Music Education Service (THAMES), the Music Hub for Tower Hamlets and the City of London.
Wigmore Hall’s Young Producers programme is supported by John Lyon’s Charity and The Harold Hyam Wingate Foundation