Rubinstein Circle

Members of the Rubinstein Circle are enthusiastic concert-goers who together form our closest group of Friends. Membership offers a unique opportunity to join with like-minded people in supporting six specific concerts every year – voted for by members from a shortlist of nominations from the Director.

Inspired by the great pianist Arthur Rubinstein, the Circle’s members, in true Wigmore spirit, support established artists of world renown, as well as young musicians whose burgeoning careers represent the very best in emerging talent.

Benefits of joining the Rubinstein Circle

Each member receives the highest level of care from dedicated staff, and membership provides:

  • Top level Priority Booking for all Wigmore Series concerts
  • Personalised assistance with all ticket bookings and returns
  • The opportunity to vote for the six Rubinstein Circle supported concerts each year on a shortlist of nominations from the Director
  • Two complimentary tickets for each of the six Rubinstein Circle supported concerts
  • Complimentary programmes for each Rubinstein Circle supported concert
  • Private use of the Bechstein Room, where complimentary drinks and canapés are served before each supported concert and during the interval
  • Special named credit in the programme books for the Rubinstein Circle supported concerts and named credit in all Wigmore Hall own-produced programmes and Wigmore Series brochures for one year
  • All the benefits of being a Friend of Wigmore Hall including advance information about events at the Hall and free informative Friends newsletters (published three times a year).

Rubinstein Circle supported concerts
2019/20 Season

Thursday 26 September 2019
Sonia Prina contralto; laBarocca ensemble; Roberta Mameli soprano; Luigi De Donato bass; Ruben Jais conductor

Thursday 17 October 2019
Miklós Perényi cello; Dénes Várjon piano

Wednesday 26 February 2020
Cédric Tiberghien piano; Castalian String Quartet

Director's Choice
Thursday 16 April 2020
Mark Padmore tenor; Kristian Bezuidenhout fortepiano

Thursday 21 May 2020
Iestyn Davies countertenor; Allan Clayton tenor; James Baillieu piano; Alec Frank-Gemmill horn; James Newby baritone; Olivia Jageurs harp; Actor tbc

Thursday 25 June 2020
Jonathan Biss piano

How Do I Join?

Membership of the Rubinstein Circle costs £2,600 a year of which £400 covers the cost of the benefits, and £2,200 is a suggested minimum donation.

For further information, please This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., Head of Development, or call 020 7258 8226.

Current Members

The Wigmore Hall Trust gratefully acknowledges the support of the Rubinstein Circle members listed below:

Current Rubinstein Circle members

Honorary President: Jackie Rosenfeld OBE, Hon. RCM

Mr Eric Abraham
Aubrey Adams OBE
Tony and Marion Allen
David and Jacqueline Ansell
Ms. Paula Best
Karl Otto and Ingemo Bonnier
David and Mary Bowerman
John and Julia Boyd
Lord and Lady Chadlington
Peter Crisp and Jeremy Crouch
Michael and Felicia Crystal
Judy Davies and Kingsley Manning
Anthony Davis
Annette Ellis
Vernon and Hazel Ellis
Felicity Fairbairn
Neil and Deborah Franks
Jonathan Gaisman
Alan and Joanna Gemes
John Gilhooly
John and Lauren Goldsmith
Nicholas and Judith Goodison
Mr and Mrs Rex Harbour
Malcolm Herring
Pauline and Ian Howat
Graham and Amanda Hutton
Simone Hyman
Marc Jourdren
Su and Neil Kaplan
David and Louise Kaye
Christian Kwek and David Hodges
Maryly La Follette
Alan Leibowitz and Barbara Weiss
Simon and Sophie Ludlam
Marianne and Andy Lusher
Virginia Lynch
David Lyons
Julia MacRae
Michael and Lynne McGowan
Amyas and Louise Morse
Nick and Claire Prettejohn
The Lady R Foundation
David Rockwell and Zsombor Csoma
Charles Rose
Julia Schottlander
Richard Sennett and Saskia Sassen
Serena Simmons and Michael Thomas
Sir Martin and Lady Smith
Michael Smith and Nicholas Bartlett
Nigel and Johanna Stapleton
Gill and Keith Stella
John Stephens OBE, Hon FTCL
Lord and Lady Stirrup
Anne and Paul Swain
Paul Taylor and Katherine Luc
Marina Vaizey
Robin Vousden
Gerry Wakelin
Andrew and Hilary Walker
David and Margaret Walker
Professor Janet Walker CD and
Professor Doug Jones AO
Dame Fanny Waterman
Frances and David Waters
David and Martha Winfield
Philip and Emeline Winston
and several anonymous supporters

(listing correct as of September 2019)