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.

Trio Tre Voci © Claire Stefani/ECM Records

Trio Tre Voci

Monday 28 May 2018 7:30PM

Takemitsu, Debussy, Ravel, Hosokawa and Prokofiev

Chineke! Orchestra © Eric Richmond

Chineke! Orchestra

Friday 1 June 2018 10:00PM

Beethoven, Price and Strauss

Cuarteto Casals © Igor Cat

Cuarteto Casals

Monday 4 June 2018 7:30PM

Beethoven and Amanti

Alisdair Hogarth

The Prince Consort

Wednesday 6 June 2018 7:30PM

Whatever Love Is...

Onyx Brass © Benjamin Ealovega

Onyx Brass

Friday 8 June 2018 10:00PM

Wigmore Lates

Tetzlaff Quartet © Giorgia Bertazzi

Tetzlaff Quartet; Jörg Widmann clarinet

Sunday 10 June 2018 7:30PM

Sibelius, Widmann and Weber

Jakub Józef Orlinski  © Anita Wasik

Jakub Józef Orlinski countertenor; Michal Biel piano

Wednesday 13 June 2018 7:30PM

Handel, Purcell, Schubert and more

Heath Quartet © Simon Way

Heath Quartet; Mary Bevan soprano

Saturday 16 June 2018 7:30PM

Haydn, Jörg Widmann and Tchaikovsky

Donald Grant  © DECARLO

Donald Grant violin

Friday 22 June 2018 10:00PM

Traditional and Contemporary Scottish Folk Music

Elias String Quartet © Benjamin Ealovega

Elias String Quartet; Navarra String Quartet

Monday 25 June 2018 1:00PM

Sally Beamish and Mendelssohn

Lucy Schaufer

Lucy Schaufer mezzo-soprano; Huw Watkins piano

Friday 29 June 2018 10:00PM

The Class of 1938

Sophie Bevan  © Sussie Ahlburg

Sophie Bevan soprano; Ryan Wigglesworth piano

Saturday 30 June 2018 7:30PM

Musorgsky, Ryan Wigglesworth, Stravinsky and Messiaen

Cuarteto Casals © Molina Visuals

Cuarteto Casals

Wednesday 4 July 2018 7:30PM

Beethoven and Casablancas

Tana String Quartet © Nicolas Draps

Tana String Quartet

Thursday 5 July 2018 7:30PM

Debussy, Ligeti, Bartók and Yann Robin

Sandrine Piau  © Sandrine Expilly/Naive

Sandrine Piau soprano; Susan Manoff piano

Friday 6 July 2018 7:00PM


David Orlowsky Trio © Christian Debus

David Orlowsky Trio

Friday 6 July 2018 10:00PM

Orlowsky, Popp, Schwartz, Zbarzher and Dohrmann

ATOS Trio © Frank Jerke


Sunday 8 July 2018 7:30PM

Korngold, Kreisler, Krenek and Mendelssohn

Ensemble Variances © Charlotte Abramow

Ensemble Variances; Thierry Pécou composer

Wednesday 11 July 2018 7:30PM

Debussy, François-Bernard Mâche, Szymanowski, Takemitsu and more

Sergei Babayan  © Marco Borggreve

Sergei Babayan piano

Tuesday 17 July 2018 7:30PM

Ryabov, Rameau and Mozart

Members of Britten Sinfonia © Harry Rankin

Members of Britten Sinfonia; Nicholas Daniel oboe

Friday 20 July 2018 7:00PM

Michael Berkeley 70th Birthday Concert

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

Bartók 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

Boulez, Beethoven 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

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