Contemporary Music Series

Contemporary Music Series

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Wigmore Hall stands as a major supporter of contemporary chamber music and song, as commissioner of new works and champion of living composers. The Hall is determined to bring fresh creative energy to the repertoire, not least through its extensive commissioning programme and promotion of world, UK and London premières.

'Our commissioning scheme is already the most extensive in Europe for chamber music. We plan to present up to 20 commissions per season from 2013 and make Wigmore Hall one of the world's foremost centres for contemporary chamber music.'

Wigmore Hall Director, John Gilhooly

We are very grateful to all those who have generously supported the Contemporary Music Series, including Art Mentor Foundation Lucerne, The Marchus Trust, and André Hoffmann, president of the Fondation Hoffmann, a Swiss grant-making foundation.

Heath Quartet © Simon Way

Heath Quartet; Ruth Gibson viola; Marie Bitlloch cello

Friday 20 July 2018 10:00PM

Bach, Widmann and Schoenberg

Pekka Kuusisto  © Kaupo Kikkas

Pekka Kuusisto violin

Thursday 13 September 2018 7:30PM

JS Bach, Kuusisto, Reich and Haapanen

James Ehnes  © Benjamin Ealovega

James Ehnes violin; Andrew Armstrong piano

Friday 21 September 2018 7:30PM

Schumann, Ravel, Brahms and Corigliano

Hermès Quartet © François Séchet

Hermès Quartet

Sunday 30 September 2018 11:30AM

Mozart and Debussy

François-Frédéric Guy  © Caroline Doutre

François-Frédéric Guy piano

Sunday 7 October 2018 7:30PM

Beethoven, Boulez and Brahms

Nicholas Daniel

Nicholas Daniel oboe; Charles Owen piano

Monday 15 October 2018 1:00PM

Bach, Haas, Anderson, Stravinsky and Bowen

Jeremy Denk  © Michael Wilson

Jeremy Denk piano

Thursday 18 October 2018 7:30PM

Beethoven, Adams, Bizet and more

Quatuor Voce © Sophie Pawlak

Quatuor Voce

Sunday 21 October 2018 11:30AM

Ligeti and Beethoven

Andrew Watts  © Sarah Hickson

Andrew Watts countertenor; Iain Burnside piano

Friday 26 October 2018 1:00PM

A Countertenor Songbook

Thibaut Garcia  © Luis Castilla

Thibaut Garcia guitar

Monday 29 October 2018 1:00PM

Barrios Mangoré, Bach, Tansman and Bogdanovic

Nicolas Hodges  © Eric Richmond

Nicolas Hodges piano

Tuesday 30 October 2018 7:30PM

Lutyens, Liszt, Clarke, Brahms and Thomalla

Artemis Quartet © Nikolaj Lund

Artemis Quartet

Tuesday 13 November 2018 7:30PM

Haydn, Demetz and Schumann

Baiba Skride  © Marco Borggreve

Baiba Skride violin; Lauma Skride piano; Antonina Suhanova piano; Trio Palladio

Wednesday 14 November 2018 7:30PM

100th Anniversary of the Republic of Latvia

Belcea Quartet © Marco Borggreve

Belcea Quartet

Thursday 15 November 2018 7:30PM

Mozart, Phibbs and Beethoven

Anthony Marwood  © Felix van Dijk

Anthony Marwood violin; Richard Lester cello; Susan Tomes piano; Aleksandar Madžar piano; Doric String Quartet

Sunday 25 November 2018 7:30PM

Peasmarsh Chamber Music Festival Anniversary Concert

Tai Murray  © Julia Wesely

Tai Murray violin; Silke Avenhaus piano

Monday 26 November 2018 1:00PM

Grieg, Glass and Saint-Saëns

Arditti Quartet © Astrid Karger

Arditti Quartet; Paul Cannon double bass

Monday 26 November 2018 7:30PM

Dan Yuhas, Mark Barden, James Clarke and Brian Ferneyhough

Alina Ibragimova  © Sussie Ahlburg

Alina Ibragimova violin; Cédric Tiberghien piano

Friday 30 November 2018 7:30PM

Stravinsky, Mendelssohn, Crumb and Schumann

Augustin Hadelich  © Luca Valenta

Augustin Hadelich violin; Charles Owen piano

Monday 10 December 2018 1:00PM

Brahms, Ysaÿe and John Adams

Andreas Scholl  © James Mcmillan/Decca

Andreas Scholl countertenor; Tamar Halperin piano

Thursday 20 December 2018 7:30PM

The Twilight People

2018/19 Wigmore Series

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