Live Music Returns to Wigmore Hall in New Broadcast Series

A message from Wigmore Hall's Director, John Gilhooly

I am very pleased to bring you the happy news that Wigmore Hall will be broadcasting a new series of live lunchtime concerts every weekday in June, in collaboration with BBC Radio 3. You will be able to listen live on radio, or watch a live stream from our empty auditorium on our website.

Artists involved include Imogen Cooper, Lucy Crowe, Iestyn Davies, Benjamin Grosvenor, Angela Hewitt, Stephen Hough, Michael Collins, Paul Lewis, Mark Padmore, Mitsuko Uchida and Roderick Williams. The concert series is being produced in adherence to the latest government Coronavirus advice.

We are very grateful to our wonderful colleagues at BBC Radio 3 for collaborating with us on this project, as well as the private donor whose magnificent lead gift has made the series possible, helping us to match the BBC’s contribution. Through these concerts we will bring great live music from our acclaimed acoustic to every corner of the nation and overseas.

I hope this project will also provide a glimmer of light for the entire industry, administrators and musicians alike. Arts and culture contribute £8.5 billion to the UK economy, and this complex industry will need to be rebuilt with public and government support, in due course. It is still unclear exactly when we will be able to open our doors to the public again, and although we remain cautiously optimistic about the future, we can only react to events as they unfold.

My aim is gradually to present a larger number of musicians in a similar future broadcast series, possibly incorporating some of the already advertised autumn programme, either on our website or with broadcasting partners, as restrictions are loosened. Until then, I hope that the concerts in June give a morale boost to live music making.

This series of 20 newly programmed, one-hour concerts will take place at 1:00PM every weekday, beginning on Monday 1 June.

More details and full repertoire will be published on our website soon.

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We are grateful to Hamish Parker for helping to make these live streams possible.

Programme (to be confirmed)

Stephen Hough   © Sim Canetty-Clarke

Stephen Hough piano

Monday 1 June 2020 1:00PM

Live on BBC Radio 3 and in HD video on this website

Lucy Crowe   © Marco Borggreve

Lucy Crowe soprano; Anna Tilbrook piano

Tuesday 2 June 2020 1:00PM

Live on BBC Radio 3 and in HD video on this website

Sean Shibe   © Kaupo Kikkas

Sean Shibe guitar

Wednesday 3 June 2020 1:00PM

Live on BBC Radio 3 and in HD video on this website

Nicholas Daniel   © Eric Richmond

Nicholas Daniel oboe; Julius Drake piano

Thursday 4 June 2020 1:00PM

Live on BBC Radio 3 and in HD video on this website

Pavel Kolesnikov   © Eva Vermandel

Pavel Kolesnikov piano; Samson Tsoy piano

Friday 5 June 2020 1:00PM

Live on BBC Radio 3 and in HD video on this website

Steven Isserlis   © Jean-Baptiste Millot

Steven Isserlis cello; Mishka Rushdie Momen piano

Monday 8 June 2020 1:00PM

Live on BBC Radio 3 and in HD video on this website

Hyeyoon Park   © Giorgia Bertazzi

Hyeyoon Park violin; Benjamin Grosvenor piano

Tuesday 9 June 2020 1:00PM

Live on BBC Radio 3 and in HD video on this website

Paul Lewis   © Kaupo Kikkas

Paul Lewis piano

Wednesday 10 June 2020 1:00PM

Live on BBC Radio 3 and in HD video on this website

Adam Walker   © Christa Holka

Adam Walker flute; James Baillieu piano

Thursday 11 June 2020 1:00PM

Live on BBC Radio 3 and in HD video on this website

Roderick Williams   © Benjamin Ealovega

Roderick Williams baritone; Joseph Middleton piano

Friday 12 June 2020 1:00PM

Live on BBC Radio 3 and in HD video on this website

Imogen Cooper   © Sim Canetty-Clarke

Imogen Cooper piano

Monday 15 June 2020 1:00PM

Live on BBC Radio 3 and in HD video on this website

Alina Ibragimova   © Eva Vermandel

Alina Ibragimova violin; Kristian Bezuidenhout piano

Tuesday 16 June 2020 1:00PM

Live on BBC Radio 3 and in HD video on this website

Ailish Tynan

Ailish Tynan soprano; Iain Burnside piano

Wednesday 17 June 2020 1:00PM

Live on BBC Radio 3 and in HD video on this website

Michael Collins

Michael Collins clarinet; Michael McHale piano

Thursday 18 June 2020 1:00PM

Live on BBC Radio 3 and in HD video on this website

Allan Clayton   © Sim Canetty-Clarke

Allan Clayton tenor; James Baillieu piano

Friday 19 June 2020 1:00PM

Live on BBC Radio 3 and in HD video on this website

Iestyn Davies   © Chris Sorensen

Iestyn Davies countertenor; Elizabeth Kenny lute

Monday 22 June 2020 1:00PM

Live on BBC Radio 3 and in HD video on this website

Benjamin Baker   © Kaupo Kikkas

Benjamin Baker violin; Timothy Ridout viola

Tuesday 23 June 2020 1:00PM

Live on BBC Radio 3 and in HD video on this website

Guy Johnston   © Jack Liebeck

Guy Johnston cello; Melvyn Tan piano

Wednesday 24 June 2020 1:00PM

Live on BBC Radio 3 and in HD video on this website

Angela Hewitt   © Mai Wolf

Angela Hewitt piano

Thursday 25 June 2020 1:00PM

Live on BBC Radio 3 and in HD video on this website

Mark Padmore   © Marco Borggreve

Mark Padmore tenor; Mitsuko Uchida piano

Friday 26 June 2020 1:00PM

Live on BBC Radio 3 and in HD video on this website