The generous support of Trusts and Foundations has been integral to the development of inspirational creative projects on which the Hall's traditions and reputation are built. Grants and donations have enabled us to:
- Launch the Wigmore Hall Emerging Talent scheme, which allows emerging singers, pianists and chamber musicians to gain invaluable performance experience, a broader knowledge of repertoire and professional development opportunities. The bold outlook and commitment of Mayfield Valley Arts Trust has been instrumental to the success of the Scheme since 2009.
- Give a platform to living composers – Wigmore Hall is delighted to present Helen Grime as our first female Composer in Residence between autumn 2016 and autumn 2018; and to present a 10-concert residency celebrating the work of one of today’s greatest composer-performers, Jörg Widmann, in the 2017/18 Season. Wigmore Hall’s Composer in Residence is generously supported by The Marchus Trust, with Jörg Widmann’s residency made possible thanks to Cockayne – Grants for the Arts and The London Community Foundation.
- Invest in and expand our Song Recital series, now presenting around 70 recitals each season, featuring international singers including Christian Gerhaher, Anna Lucia Richter and Mark Padmore. The series, thanks to the long-standing support of The Monument Trust, has secured Wigmore Hall’s position as a leading agent in the preservation of this unique art form.
- Invest in our Contemporary Music Series, increasing the number of concerts and new commissions per season, and attracting a wonderful range of UK and international ensembles to perform on the Wigmore stage. Through this series, and thanks to Art Mentor Foundation Lucerne’s support over the past three years, Wigmore Hall has become one of the world’s foremost centres for contemporary chamber music.