John Gilhooly appoints nine new Associate Artists and announces new partnership with the African Concert Series

Taking as inspiration Wigmore Hall’s illustrious history, as well as seismic events since the outbreak of the pandemic last spring, the Hall’s 120th Anniversary is headlined by Director John Gilhooly's appointment of nine new Associate Artists, who are:

Nitin Sawhney (composer/performer)
Amjad Ali Khan (sarod)
Amaan Ali Bangash (sarod)
Ayaan Ali Bangash (sarod)
Lawrence Power (viola)
Gweneth Ann Rand (soprano)
Trish Clowes (saxophone)
Elaine Mitchener (vocal and movement artist)
Christian McBride (jazz bass)

Wigmore Hall has committed to five-year relationships with each Associate Artist, presenting each musician at least once every season.

Also joining Wigmore Hall’s family of partners at John Gilhooly’s invitation is the African Concert Series spearheaded by the Nigerian-Romanian pianist Rebeca Omordia. The series reflects the depth and diversity of African art music, a rich genre which forms a bridge between Western classical music and traditional African music.

Summer 2021 Series

For the first time in 2021, Wigmore Hall opens to live audiences, in line with Government guidelines.