About Wigmore Hall Live

Bringing Wigmore Hall to the World

'We are delighted to be able to bring Wigmore Hall's musical programme to a much wider audience through this project. It will help us further to consolidate our profile worldwide and to preserve a record of outstanding performances.'

John Gilhooly, Wigmore Hall Director, 2005

Launched in October 2005, Wigmore Hall Live has released over 60 recordings to great critical acclaim – bringing the unique Wigmore Hall experience to music-lovers worldwide. Wigmore Hall is the first classical music venue in the world to have set up its own CD label. The Hall has invested in state-of-the-art recording equipment, and the comprehensive sound insulation has created an exceptional environment for live recording.

'Few concert venues possess the magic ingredient to play host to such a project'

Gramophone, March 2005

Critical Acclaim

Wigmore Hall Live won the Gramophone Award for Label of the Year in 2011.

Iestyn Davies, Richard Egarr & Friends – Arise my muse WHLive0065 won the Recital Award at the 2014 Gramophone Awards.

In addition to receiving many five-star reviews in the UK, Wigmore Hall Live recordings attract praise from the media all over Europe, Asia and the United States.

The label has received a BBC Music Magazine Award nomination in the vocal category for Christiane Karg & Malcolm Martineau – Songs by Strauss, Fauré, Debussy, Poulenc, Wolf & Berg WHLive0062.

The label has received Gramophone Award nominations for

  • Soile Isokoski & Marita Viitasalo - Songs by Sibelius, Berg, Strauss, Gershwin and Merikanto WHLive0011
  • Lorraine Hunt Lieberson & Roger Vignoles - Mahler Funf Ruckert Lieder, Songs by Handel, Lieberson songs
    from Five Rilke Songs WHLive0013
  • Peter Schreier & Andras Schiff - Schubert Schwanengesang, Gesänge des Harfners WHLive0006
  • Gerald Finley & Julius Drake - Songs by Tchaikovsky, Musorgsky and Ned Rorem WHLive0025
  • Alina Ibragimova & Cédric Tiberghien - Beethoven violin sonatas vol. 3 WHLive0045

Our recording of the Elias String Quartet performing string quartets by Mendelssohn, Mozart and Schubert WHLive0028
won Best Newcomer in the BBC Music Magazine Awards 2010.

Wigmore Hall Live CDs

Browse the catalogue of our critically acclaimed live recordings.