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.

Kuss Quartet © Molina Visuals

Kuss Quartet

Tuesday 4 February 2020 7:30PM

Beethoven and Mantovani

Carolyn Sampson   © Marco Borggreve

Carolyn Sampson soprano; Joseph Middleton piano

Friday 14 February 2020 1:00PM

Album Launch Recital

Artemis Quartet © Felix Broede

Artemis Quartet

Saturday 22 February 2020 7:30PM

Haydn, Widmann and Beethoven

Meccore String Quartet © Anita Wasik-Plocinska

Meccore String Quartet

Sunday 23 February 2020 11:30AM

Penderecki and Smetana

Cédric Tiberghien   © Jean-Baptiste Millot

Cédric Tiberghien piano

Sunday 23 February 2020 7:30PM

Beethoven, Feldman, Cage and Crumb

Inon Barnatan   © Marco Borggreve

Inon Barnatan piano

Thursday 5 March 2020 7:30PM

Mendelssohn, Stevenson, Gershwin and Schubert

Nelly Miricioiu   © Alex Schröder

Nelly Miricioiu soprano; David Gowland piano

Friday 6 March 2020 1:00PM

Donceanu, Brediceanu, Stoia and more

Sean Shibe   © Kaupo Kikkas

Sean Shibe guitar

Friday 6 March 2020 7:30PM

Fennessy, Gubaidulina, Bach and Lentz

Doric String Quartet © George Garnier

Doric String Quartet

Saturday 14 March 2020 7:30PM

Haydn, Britten, Tarrodi and Sibelius

Brentano String Quartet © Juergen Frank

Brentano String Quartet

Saturday 21 March 2020 7:30PM

Songs of Thanksgiving

Brentano String Quartet © Juergen Frank

Brentano String Quartet

Monday 23 March 2020 1:00PM

Shostakovich, Adolphe and Mendelssohn

Mark-Anthony Turnage © Philip Gatward

Royal Academy of Music students Side by Side with members of the Nash Ensemble

Tuesday 24 March 2020 5:00PM

Introduced by Gillian Moore CBE Director of Music, Southbank Centre

Simon Crawford-Phillips

Wye Valley Chamber Music Festival 20th Anniversary

Tuesday 31 March 2020 7:30PM

Bridge, Watkins, Purcell and more

Kitty Whately   © Chris McAndrew

Kitty Whately mezzo-soprano; Joseph Middleton piano

Sunday 5 April 2020 3:00PM

Mahler, A Mahler, C Schumann and more

Emily Beynon   © Eduard Uslee

Emily Beynon flute; Andrew West piano

Monday 6 April 2020 1:00PM

Belle Epoque

Arditti Quartet © Astrid Karger

Arditti Quartet

Wednesday 29 April 2020 7:30PM

Rihm, Gilbert, Felder, Hosokawa and Henze

Artemis Quartet

Artemis Quartet; Eckart Runge cello

Saturday 2 May 2020 7:30PM

Beethoven and Auerbach

Christian Lindberg   © Mats Bäcker

Christian Lindberg trombone; Roland Pöntinen piano

Monday 4 May 2020 1:00PM

Stravinsky, Weber, Lindberg, Pöntinen and Debussy

Connaught Brass © Les Brewster

Connaught Brass

Tuesday 5 May 2020 1:00PM

Philip Jones International Brass Ensemble Competition Winner

Errollyn Wallen © Azzurra Primavera

Musicians from the Royal Northern College of Music

Saturday 9 May 2020 10:30AM


Errollyn Wallen © Azzurra Primavera

Errollyn Wallen in Conversation

Saturday 9 May 2020 12:00PM

Errollyn Wallen © Azzurra Primavera

Musicians from the Royal Northern College of Music

Saturday 9 May 2020 2:00PM


Kirill Gerstein   © Marco Borggreve

Kirill Gerstein piano

Friday 22 May 2020 7:00PM

Liszt, Adès, Brahms and more

Jupiter String Quartet © Sarah Gardner

Jupiter String Quartet

Sunday 24 May 2020 11:30AM

Ligeti and Schubert

JACK Quartet © Beowulf Sheehan

JACK Quartet

Sunday 24 May 2020 7:30PM

Macklay, Lachenmann and Lamb

'Convo' at Royal Albert Hall, March 2019 © Sheila Burnett

Hear Our Voices: Jess Gillam & Ollie Howell in concert with Tri-borough musicians

Saturday 30 May 2020 7:30PM

Ravel, Milhaud, Howell and Harding

Trio Gaspard © Andrej Grilc

Trio Gaspard

Monday 1 June 2020 7:30PM

Beethoven, Winkelman and Mendelssohn

Guy Johnston   © Kaupo Kikkas

Guy Johnston cello; Tom Poster piano

Friday 5 June 2020 10:00PM

Beethoven, Schumann, Fauré and more

Vijay Iyer   © Lena Adasheva

Vijay Iyer piano; Aurora Orchestra; Duncan Ward conductor

Wednesday 10 June 2020 7:30PM


Marc-André Hamelin   © Sim Canetty-Clarke

Marc-André Hamelin piano

Friday 12 June 2020 7:00PM

Enescu, Fauré, Feinberg and Rzewski

Attacca Quartet © Shervin Lainez

Attacca Quartet

Friday 12 June 2020 10:00PM

American Beauty

Liselotte Östblom

Liselotte Östblom/Rupert Cox Duo

Tuesday 16 June 2020 5:30PM

Django Bates Still Life Phrenology © Nick White

Django Bates piano; Iain Ballamy tenor saxophone; Josefine Lindstrand vocals

Thursday 18 June 2020 7:30PM

Forty Years Outside the Box

Members of Britten Sinfonia © Benjamin Ealovega

Members of Britten Sinfonia; Iestyn Davies countertenor

Wednesday 24 June 2020 1:00PM

Purcell, Wolf, Gurney, Watts and Schoenberg

Birmingham Contemporary Music Group © Andrew Fox

Birmingham Contemporary Music Group; Geoffrey Paterson conductor; Alice Rossi soprano; Peter Eötvös conductor*

Wednesday 24 June 2020 7:30PM

Saunders, Illean, Eötvös, Kishino and Birtwistle

Tamsin Waley-Cohen   © Ben Russell

Tamsin Waley-Cohen violin; Huw Watkins piano

Friday 26 June 2020 7:00PM

Debussy, Stravinsky, Watkins, Britten and Janáček

Roderick Williams   © Benjamin Ealovega

Roderick Williams baritone; Christopher Glynn piano

Monday 29 June 2020 7:30PM

A Hardy Songbook

Jess Gillam   © Ben Russell

Jess Gillam saxophone

Friday 10 July 2020 10:00PM

Iturralde, Heath, Nyman and more

Ailish Tynan   © Benjamin Ealovega

Ailish Tynan soprano; Iain Burnside piano

Monday 20 July 2020 7:30PM

Wolf, Duparc, Berlioz and more

Spring 2020 Wigmore Series

Booking is now open for Wigmore Series concerts and Learning events for January - March 2020.

Summer 2019 Wigmore Series

Priority booking is now open for concerts and Learning events up to July 2020.

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