Rubinstein Circle

Celebrating 20 years

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.

This season we are delighted to celebrate the Rubinstein Circle’s 20th anniversary, marking its creation in 1997. We are enormously grateful to all members, old and new, who champion Wigmore Hall and collectively provide the foundation on which it can continue to thrive. Thank you.

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
2017/18 Season

supportus1718_Faust_Isabelle_cFelixBroede.jpgThursday 26 October 2017
Benjamin Appl baritone; Graham Johnson piano

Thursday 7 December 2017
Daniil Trifonov piano

Director’s Choice
Wednesday 10 January 2018
Isabelle Faust violin; Anne Katharina Schreiber violin; Yoshiko Morita viola; Emmanuel Balssa cello; Lorenzo Coppola clarinet

Wednesday 21 February 2018
Steven Isserlis cello; Alexander Melnikov piano

Saturday 2 June 2018
Carolyn Sampson soprano; Iestyn Davies countertenor; Joseph Middleton piano

Wednesday 4 July 2018
Cuarteto Casals

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., Individual Giving and Memberships Manager, 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
Tony and Marion Allen
David and Jacqueline Ansell
Karl Otto Bonnier
David and Mary Bowerman
John and Julia Boyd
Alan Bradley
Lord Chadlington
Sheila Clarke
John Crisp
Peter Crisp and Jeremy Crouch
Michael and Felicia Crystal
Anthony Davis
William and Alex de Winton
Annette Ellis
Neil and Deborah Franks
Jonathan Gaisman
Alan and Joanna Gemes
John and Lauren Goldsmith
Nicholas and Judith Goodison
Malcolm Herring
Pauline and Ian Howat
Gay Huey Evans
Graham and Amanda Hutton
Simone Hyman
Marc Jourdren Su and Neil Kaplan
Jerome Karet
David and Louise Kaye
Christian Kwek and David Hodges
Maryly La Follette
Marianne and Andy Lusher
David Lyons
Julia MacRae
Judy Davies and Kingsley Manning
Selina and David Marks
Michael and Lynne McGowan
Amyas and Louise Morse
Dr Clive Potter
Nick and Claire Prettejohn
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
Cita and Irwin Stelzer
John Stephens OBE, Hon FTCL
Anne and Paul Swain
Katja and Nicolai Tangen
Marina Vaizey
Kathleen Verelst
Robin Vousden
Gerry Wakelin
Andrew and Hilary Walker
David and Margaret Walker
Professor Janet Walker CD and Professor Doug Jones AO
Dame Fanny Waterman
David and Frances Waters
David and Martha Winfield
Philip and Emeline Winston
and several anonymous supporters

(listing correct as of August 2017)