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
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
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.