Closure and Cancellations

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A message from Wigmore Hall’s Director, John Gilhooly

Monday 30 March 2020

Due to the ongoing Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, Wigmore Hall will be closed to the public the remainder of the 2019/20 Season, until 31 July 2020.

We are very sorry to announce that all concerts and events until this date are therefore cancelled.

Ticket holders for these events will be contacted directly and will automatically receive a credit to their Wigmore Hall account.

We have been asking ticket holders, where they feel able, to donate the proceeds of their cancelled bookings to Wigmore Hall. We have been humbled by the response so far and would like to extend our sincere thanks to all those who have been so generous.

In view of this extended closure, we need your support more than ever. We have been humbled by the generosity and encouragement we have received so far, with many choosing to donate their tickets instead of receiving refunds. Any additional donations will help us to protect the Hall’s future, sustain our operations over the coming months and look ahead with confidence to reopening the Hall for the music making that is so important to us all.

We plan to reopen the Hall on Thursday 10 September for the beginning of the 2020/21 Season, and very much hope you will join us for many more concerts then. Full details of the concerts in this period will be published shortly, with Priority Booking open to Friends of Wigmore Hall from 7 April and public sale currently scheduled for Tuesday 14 July.

If the situation improves faster than anticipated, we will of course re-evaluate our plans and salvage what we can of the latter part of the current planned season in July. So much of this is out of our hands. Unfortunately, we are in very uncertain times and can only react to developments as they happen.

Thank you for your patience at this time and your support of Wigmore Hall.

We send every possible good wish to you all at this difficult time,

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Contacting Wigmore Hall

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While we are closed for concerts

The staff at Wigmore Hall will still be working hard to organise concerts and learning events for the coming months and for the 2020/21 Season which begins in September.

Find out more about what’s coming up, and Director John Gilhooly’s vision for the Season in his interview with Andrew Marr




Cancelled Concerts (to July 31st)

Young Classical Artists Trust

Cancelled: YCAT Public Final Auditions 2020

Friday 29 May 2020 7:00PM

Young Classical Artists Trust: Launching the careers of young artists for 35 years

'Convo' at Royal Albert Hall, March 2019 © Sheila Burnett

Cancelled: Hear Our Voices: Jess Gillam & Ollie Howell in concert with Tri-borough musicians

Saturday 30 May 2020 7:30PM

Ravel, Milhaud, Howell and Harding

Roman Rabinovich   © Robin Mitchell

Cancelled: Roman Rabinovich piano; Heath Quartet

Sunday 31 May 2020 11:30AM

Sturm und Drang

Roman Rabinovich   © Robin Mitchell

Cancelled: Roman Rabinovich piano; Paula Murrihy mezzo-soprano; Sara Wolstenholme violin; Christopher Murray cello

Sunday 31 May 2020 3:00PM

London

Roman Rabinovich   © Robin Mitchell

Cancelled: Roman Rabinovich piano

Sunday 31 May 2020 7:30PM

Haydn

Daniel Hope   © Nicolas Zonvi

Cancelled: Daniel Hope violin; Simon Crawford-Phillips piano

Monday 1 June 2020 1:00PM

Enescu, Ravel, Franck and Kreisler

Trio Gaspard © Andrej Grilc

Cancelled: Trio Gaspard

Monday 1 June 2020 7:30PM

Beethoven, Winkelman and Mendelssohn

Singing with Friends © Hope Fitzgerald

Cancelled: Come and Sing with Singing with Friends

Tuesday 2 June 2020 10:30AM

For people living with dementia and their friends, families and carers

Angela Hewitt   © Richard Termine

Cancelled: Angela Hewitt piano

Tuesday 2 June 2020 7:30PM

Bach

Angela Hewitt   © Richard Termine

Cancelled: Angela Hewitt Masterclass

Wednesday 3 June 2020 1:00PM

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart © Barbara Krafft

Cancelled: The English Concert; Harry Bicket director, harpsichord

Wednesday 3 June 2020 7:30PM

Mozart’s 40th

Chamber Tots © Benjamin Ealovega

Cancelled: Chamber Tots: Train Ride

Thursday 4 June 2020 10:15AM

Music-making workshop for children aged 1 – 2 and their parents or carers

Chamber Tots © Benjamin Ealovega

Cancelled: Chamber Tots: Train Ride

Thursday 4 June 2020 11:45AM

Music-making workshop for children aged 3 – 5 and their parents or carers

Ludwig van Beethoven © Joseph Karl Stieler

Cancelled: Introduction to... Beethoven’s Piano Sonatas

Thursday 4 June 2020 4:45PM

James Ehnes   © Benjamin Ealovega

Cancelled: James Ehnes violin; Andrew Armstrong piano

Thursday 4 June 2020 7:30PM

Beethoven

Schools Concert © Benjamin Ealovega

Cancelled: Schools Concert: Pioneering Women

Friday 5 June 2020 11:00AM

Key Stage 2

Belcea Quartet © Marco Borggreve

Cancelled: Belcea Quartet

Friday 5 June 2020 7:00PM

Beethoven

Guy Johnston   © Kaupo Kikkas

Cancelled: Guy Johnston cello; Tom Poster piano

Friday 5 June 2020 10:00PM

Beethoven, Schumann, Fauré and more

Come and Create © James Berry

Cancelled: Come and Create

Saturday 6 June 2020 10:30AM

Leonore Piano Trio © Eric Richmond

Cancelled: Leonore Piano Trio

Saturday 6 June 2020 7:30PM

Haydn, Dvořák and Smetana

Kopelman Quartet © Hans Speekenbrink

Cancelled: Kopelman Quartet

Sunday 7 June 2020 11:30AM

Borodin, Tchaikovsky and Shostakovich

Belcea Quartet © Marco Borggreve

Cancelled: Belcea Quartet

Sunday 7 June 2020 7:30PM

Beethoven

Veronika Eberle   © Felix Broede

Cancelled: Veronika Eberle violin; Dénes Várjon piano

Monday 8 June 2020 1:00PM

Widmann and Brahms

Elisabeth Leonskaja   © Marco Borggreve

Cancelled: Elisabeth Leonskaja piano

Monday 8 June 2020 7:30PM

Mozart and Schoenberg

The Sixteen © Molina Visuals

Cancelled: The Sixteen; Harry Christophers conductor

Tuesday 9 June 2020 7:30PM

Handel Chandos Anthems

Vijay Iyer   © Lena Adasheva

Cancelled: Vijay Iyer piano; Aurora Orchestra; Duncan Ward conductor

Wednesday 10 June 2020 7:30PM

Iyer

Chamber Tots © Benjamin Ealovega

Cancelled: Chamber Tots: At the Seaside

Thursday 11 June 2020 10:15AM

Music-making workshop for children aged 1 – 2 and their parents or carers

Chamber Tots © Benjamin Ealovega

Cancelled: Chamber Tots: At the Seaside

Thursday 11 June 2020 11:45AM

Music-making workshop for children aged 3 – 5 and their parents or carers

Mahan Esfahani   © Kaja Smith

Cancelled: Mahan Esfahani harpsichord

Thursday 11 June 2020 7:30PM

Bach

Marc-André Hamelin   © Sim Canetty-Clarke

Cancelled: Marc-André Hamelin piano

Friday 12 June 2020 7:00PM

Enescu, Fauré, Feinberg and Rzewski

Attacca Quartet © Shervin Lainez

Cancelled: Attacca Quartet

Friday 12 June 2020 10:00PM

American Beauty

Come and Sing © Hope Fitzgerald

Cancelled: Come and Sing

Saturday 13 June 2020 10:00AM

Iestyn Davies   © Benjamin Ealovega

Cancelled: Iestyn Davies countertenor; Joseph Middleton piano

Saturday 13 June 2020 7:30PM

Schubert

Benjamin Frith   © Shirley Harris

Cancelled: Benjamin Frith piano; Andrew Brownell piano

Sunday 14 June 2020 11:30AM

Wagner, Saint-Saëns and Gershwin

Duo Contraste © Jean-Baptiste Millot

Cancelled: Duo Contraste

Sunday 14 June 2020 3:00PM

Duparc, Britten, Poulenc and Liszt

Benjamin Grosvenor   © Patrick Allen

Cancelled: Benjamin Grosvenor piano

Sunday 14 June 2020 7:30PM

Rameau, Beethoven, Prokofiev and Liszt

Elisabeth Brauss   © Monika Lawrenz

Cancelled: Elisabeth Brauss piano

Monday 15 June 2020 1:00PM

Beethoven, Mendelssohn and Prokofiev

Miyabi Duo © Roberts Balanas

Cancelled: Bechstein Session: Miyabi Duo

Monday 15 June 2020 6:15PM

Élisabeth Pion   © TIHMS Van Velden Fotografie

Cancelled: Élisabeth Pion piano

Monday 15 June 2020 7:30PM

Guildhall Wigmore Recital Prize 2020

Liselotte Östblom

Cancelled: Liselotte Östblom/Rupert Cox Duo

Tuesday 16 June 2020 5:30PM

Novus String Quartet © Jin-ho Park

Cancelled: Novus String Quartet

Tuesday 16 June 2020 7:30PM

Webern, Mendelssohn and Shostakovich

For Crying Out Loud! © Benjamin Ealovega

Cancelled: For Crying Out Loud!

Wednesday 17 June 2020 11:00AM

Informal concerts for parents or carers and their babies up to 1 year old

For Crying Out Loud! © Benjamin Ealovega

Cancelled: For Crying Out Loud!

Wednesday 17 June 2020 12:30PM

Informal concerts for parents or carers and their babies up to 1 year old

Ruth Padel

Cancelled: Pre-Concert Talk: Ruth Padel

Wednesday 17 June 2020 6:00PM

Beethoven Variations, Poems on a Life

Philippe Cassard   © Jean-Baptiste Millot

Cancelled: Philippe Cassard piano; Cédric Pescia piano

Wednesday 17 June 2020 7:30PM

Schubert and Beethoven

Django Bates Still Life Phrenology © Nick White

Cancelled: Django Bates piano; Iain Ballamy tenor saxophone; Josefine Lindstrand vocals

Thursday 18 June 2020 7:30PM

Forty Years Outside the Box

Sir András Schiff   © Nadia F Romanini

Cancelled: Sir András Schiff Lecture

Friday 19 June 2020 7:00PM

Mishka Rushdie Momen   © Benjamin Ealovega

Cancelled: Mishka Rushdie Momen piano

Friday 19 June 2020 10:00PM

Schumann, Mozart and Schubert

Chamber Tots © Benjamin Ealovega

Cancelled: Chamber Tots: Jungles and Rivers

Saturday 20 June 2020 10:15AM

Music-making workshop for children aged 1 – 2 and their parents or carers

Chamber Tots © Benjamin Ealovega

Cancelled: Chamber Tots: Jungles and Rivers

Saturday 20 June 2020 11:45AM

Music-making workshop for children aged 3 – 5 and their parents or carers

Bloomsbury Quartet © Sarah Ainslie

Cancelled: Family Concert: Pioneering Women

Saturday 20 June 2020 3:00PM

Suitable for children aged 7-11

Trio Shaham Erez Wallfisch © Michael Pavia

Cancelled: Trio Shaham Erez Wallfisch

Saturday 20 June 2020 7:30PM

Haydn and Beethoven

Danish String Quartet © Caroline Bittencourt

Cancelled: Danish String Quartet

Sunday 21 June 2020 11:30AM

Bach, Webern and Shostakovich

Sir András Schiff   © Nadia F Romanini

Cancelled: Sir András Schiff piano

Sunday 21 June 2020 7:30PM

Beethoven

Giuliano Carmignola   © Kasskara/DG

Cancelled: Giuliano Carmignola baroque violin; Riccardo Doni harpsichord

Monday 22 June 2020 1:00PM

Bach e il suo tempo

Llywelyn Ifan Jones   © Keith Morris

Cancelled: Llywelyn Ifan Jones harp; Maja Horvat violin; Duncan Commin viola; David Horvat violin; Maxim Calver cello; Salomé Quartet; Polina Leschenko piano

Monday 22 June 2020 7:30PM

Royal College of Music Strings Showcase Concert: Shhh…

Le Concert des Nations © Toni Peñarroya

Cancelled: Jordi Savall viola da gamba, director; Le Concert des Nations

Tuesday 23 June 2020 7:30PM

Couperin

Jonathan Biss   © Benjamin Ealovega

Cancelled: Jonathan Biss piano

Tuesday 23 June 2020 8:00PM

External event: New North London Synagogue

Britten Sinfonia © Benjamin Ealovega

Cancelled: Pre-Concert Talk: Tim Watts

Wednesday 24 June 2020 12:15PM

Members of Britten Sinfonia © Benjamin Ealovega

Cancelled: Members of Britten Sinfonia; Iestyn Davies countertenor

Wednesday 24 June 2020 1:00PM

Purcell, Wolf, Gurney, Watts and Schoenberg

Jonathan Biss © Benjamin Ealovega

Cancelled: Exploring Beethoven’s Piano Sonatas with Jonathan Biss

Wednesday 24 June 2020 3:00PM

Birmingham Contemporary Music Group © Andrew Fox

Cancelled: Birmingham Contemporary Music Group; Geoffrey Paterson conductor; Alice Rossi soprano; Peter Eötvös conductor*

Wednesday 24 June 2020 7:30PM

Saunders, Illean, Eötvös, Kishino and Birtwistle

The Purcell School

Cancelled: Purcell School Chamber Ensembles

Thursday 25 June 2020 1:00PM

Shostakovich and Morris

Jonathan Biss   © Benjamin Ealovega

Cancelled: Jonathan Biss piano

Thursday 25 June 2020 7:30PM

Beethoven

Tamsin Waley-Cohen   © Ben Russell

Cancelled: Tamsin Waley-Cohen violin; Huw Watkins piano

Friday 26 June 2020 7:00PM

Debussy, Stravinsky, Watkins, Britten and Janáček

Chineke! Orchestra © Eric Richmond

Cancelled: Chineke! Orchestra

Friday 26 June 2020 10:00PM

Coleridge-Taylor and Schubert

Nobuyuki Tsujii   © Giorgia Bertazzi

Cancelled: Nobuyuki Tsujii piano

Saturday 27 June 2020 1:00PM

Beethoven

Steven Osborne   © Benjamin Ealovega

Cancelled: Steven Osborne piano

Saturday 27 June 2020 7:30PM

Schubert and Rachmaninov

Salieca Piano Trio © Jack Liebeck

Cancelled: Salieca Piano Trio

Sunday 28 June 2020 11:30AM

Schubert and Smetana

Yehudi Menuhin School

Cancelled: Pupils of the Yehudi Menuhin School

Sunday 28 June 2020 7:30PM

Takemitsu, Onslow, Enescu, Gershwin and Schubert

Vision String Quartet © Tim Klöcker

Cancelled: Vision String Quartet

Monday 29 June 2020 1:00PM

Beethoven and Ravel

Roderick Williams   © Benjamin Ealovega

Cancelled: Roderick Williams baritone; Christopher Glynn piano

Monday 29 June 2020 7:30PM

A Hardy Songbook

Castalian String Quartet © Kaupo Kikkas

Cancelled: Castalian String Quartet

Tuesday 30 June 2020 7:30PM

Brahms and Schumann

Ensemble Marsyas © Mirjam Devriendt

Cancelled: Ensemble Marsyas; Peter Whelan director; Tara Erraught mezzo-soprano; Robin Tritschler tenor; Padraic Rowan bass-baritone

Wednesday 1 July 2020 7:30PM

Mozart, Storace, Paisiello and more

Music for the Moment © Benjamin Harte

Cancelled: Music for the Moment

Thursday 2 July 2020 3:00PM

Cédric Tiberghien   © Jean-Baptiste Millot

Cancelled: Artist in Conversation: Cédric Tiberghien

Thursday 2 July 2020 6:00PM

Cédric Tiberghien   © Jean-Baptiste Millot

Cancelled: Cédric Tiberghien piano

Thursday 2 July 2020 7:30PM

Schumann, Webern, Schoenberg and Beethoven

Wihan Quartet © Lukáš Novotny

Cancelled: Wihan Quartet

Friday 3 July 2020 7:00PM

Haydn, Mozart and Beethoven

Anne Sofie von Otter   © Ewa-Marie Rundquist

Cancelled: Anne Sofie von Otter mezzo-soprano; Bengt Forsberg piano

Friday 3 July 2020 10:00PM

Purcell, Britten, Medtner, Shostakovich and Grainger

Family Day: RNIB © James Berry

Cancelled: Family Day: RNIB

Saturday 4 July 2020 11:00AM

For children with vision impairment aged 6-12 years and their families

Jonathan Plowright   © Diane Shaw

Cancelled: Jonathan Plowright piano

Saturday 4 July 2020 7:30PM

Brahms plus Liszt

Wihan Quartet © Liz Isles

Cancelled: Wihan Quartet

Sunday 5 July 2020 11:30AM

Haydn, Paganini and Schubert

Nicola Benedetti   © Andy Gotts

Cancelled: Nicola Benedetti violin; Alexei Grynyuk piano

Sunday 5 July 2020 7:30PM

Brahms, Schumann, Prokofiev and Ravel

Nicky Spence   © David Bebber

Cancelled: Nicky Spence tenor; Václava Krejčí Housková mezzo-soprano; Julius Drake piano; Musicians from Guildhall School of Music &; Drama

Monday 6 July 2020 1:00PM

Janáček

Rachel Podger   © Theresa Pewal

Cancelled: Artist in Conversation: Rachel Podger

Monday 6 July 2020 6:00PM

Brecon Baroque © Theresa Pewal

Cancelled: Rachel Podger violin, director; Brecon Baroque

Monday 6 July 2020 7:30PM

Bach Double and Triple Concertos

Mark Padmore   © Marco Borggreve

Cancelled: Mark Padmore tenor; Kristian Bezuidenhout fortepiano

Tuesday 7 July 2020 7:30PM

Schubert

La Nuova Musica © Nick Rutter

Cancelled: La Nuova Musica; David Bates director; Anna Dennis soprano; Nick Pritchard tenor

Wednesday 8 July 2020 7:30PM

An Italian Sojourn

Quatuor Danel © Marco Borggreve

Cancelled: Quatuor Danel

Thursday 9 July 2020 7:30PM

Shostakovich and Weinberg

Christiane Karg   © Gisela Schenker

Cancelled: Christiane Karg soprano; Malcolm Martineau piano

Friday 10 July 2020 7:00PM

Mahler

Jess Gillam   © Ben Russell

Cancelled: Jess Gillam saxophone

Friday 10 July 2020 10:00PM

Iturralde, Heath, Nyman and more

Come and Creat © James Berry

Cancelled: Come and Create

Saturday 11 July 2020 10:30AM

Arcangelo © Adam Swann

Cancelled: Arcangelo; Jonathan Cohen director, harpsichord; Jean-Guihen Queyras cello

Saturday 11 July 2020 7:30PM

Mendelssohn, CPE Bach, JS Bach and Haydn

Vadim Gluzman   © Marco Borggreve

Cancelled: Vadim Gluzman violin; Angela Yoffe piano

Sunday 12 July 2020 11:30AM

Beethoven, Bach and Ravel

Carolin Widmann   © Lennard Rühle

Cancelled: Carolin Widmann violin; Amihai Grosz viola; Sheku Kanneh-Mason cello; Isata Kanneh-Mason piano

Sunday 12 July 2020 7:30PM

Concert for Parkinson’s UK

Allan Clayton   © Sim Canetty-Clarke

Cancelled: Allan Clayton tenor; James Baillieu piano

Monday 13 July 2020 1:00PM

Britten

Poulenc: The Life in the Songs

Cancelled: Graham Johnson piano; Sarah Fox soprano; Joël Terrin baritone

Tuesday 14 July 2020 1:00PM

Book Launch Recital

Ian Page   © Ben Russell

Cancelled: Pre-Concert Talk: Ian Page

Tuesday 14 July 2020 6:00PM

Chiara Skerath © Capucine de Chacqueuse

Cancelled: The Mozartists; Ian Page conductor; Chiara Skerath soprano

Tuesday 14 July 2020 7:30PM

Mozart’s Czech Mates

Ilker Arcayürek

Cancelled: Ilker Arcayürek tenor; Simon Lepper piano

Wednesday 15 July 2020 7:30PM

Ewige Freundschaft

The Endellion String Quartet © Eric Richmond

Cancelled: The Endellion String Quartet

Thursday 16 July 2020 7:30PM

Final Concert

Fretwork © Nick White

Cancelled: Fretwork; Reiko Ichise viol; Silas Wollston organ

Friday 17 July 2020 7:00PM

Taverner, Purcell, Byrd and more

Dame Sarah Connolly   © Peter Warren

Cancelled: Dame Sarah Connolly mezzo-soprano; Andrew Staples tenor; Aurora Orchestra; Nicholas Collon conductor

Friday 17 July 2020 10:00PM

Mahler

Paula Murrihy   © Barbara Aumüller

Cancelled: Paula Murrihy mezzo-soprano; Sholto Kynoch piano

Saturday 18 July 2020 11:00AM

Oxford Lieder: Mahler Day

Marcus Farnsworth   © Andy Staples

Cancelled: Marcus Farnsworth baritone; James Cheung piano

Saturday 18 July 2020 1:00PM

Oxford Lieder: Mahler Day

Catriona Morison

Cancelled: Catriona Morison mezzo-soprano; Julius Drake piano

Saturday 18 July 2020 4:00PM

Oxford Lieder: Mahler Day

Birgid Steinberger   © Werner Mokesch

Cancelled: Birgid Steinberger soprano; Stephan Loges bass-baritone; Sholto Kynoch piano

Saturday 18 July 2020 7:30PM

Oxford Lieder: Mahler Day

Aquinas Piano Trio

Cancelled: Aquinas Piano Trio

Sunday 19 July 2020 11:30AM

Beethoven and Mendelssohn

Zlata Chochieva   © Adriano Heitmann

Cancelled: Zlata Chochieva piano

Sunday 19 July 2020 7:30PM

Scarlatti, Albéniz, Granados, Ravel and Bizet

Ailish Tynan   © Benjamin Ealovega

Cancelled: Ailish Tynan soprano; Iain Burnside piano

Monday 20 July 2020 7:30PM

Wolf, Duparc, Berlioz and more

Michael Collins   © Benjamin Ealovega

Cancelled: Michael Collins clarinet; Isabelle van Keulen violin; Laura Samuel violin; Veronika Hagen viola; Torleif Thedéen cello; Katy Woolley horn; Gustavo Nuñes bassoon

Tuesday 21 July 2020 7:30PM

Schubert and Beethoven

Charles Richard-Hamelin   © Elizabeth Delage

Cancelled: Charles Richard-Hamelin piano

Wednesday 22 July 2020 7:30PM

Chopin

Elias String Quartet © Kaupo Kikkas

Cancelled: Elias String Quartet; Alice Neary cello

Thursday 23 July 2020 7:30PM

Taneyev and Schubert

Alexei Volodin   © Marco Borggreve

Cancelled: Alexei Volodin piano

Friday 24 July 2020 7:30PM

Haydn, Beethoven and Chopin

Iestyn Davies   © Chris Sorensen

Cancelled: Iestyn Davies countertenor; Dunedin Consort; John Butt director

Saturday 25 July 2020 7:30PM

Schütz, Bach and Erlebach

Jean Rondeau   © Shura Rusanova

Cancelled: Jean Rondeau harpsichord

Sunday 26 July 2020 11:30AM

Bach

Sheku Kanneh-Mason   © Lars Borges

Cancelled: Sheku Kanneh-Mason cello; Isata Kanneh-Mason piano

Sunday 26 July 2020 7:30PM

Beethoven, Barber, Bridge and Rachmaninov

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