Built in 1901 as the display hall for the German company Bechstein Pianos, the Wigmore Hall was seized as enemy property in WWI and sold at auction for a fraction of its value. These days, boasting perfect acoustics, art nouveau decor and an excellent basement restaurant, the 'Wiggy' is one of the world's top chamber music venues and currently hosts around 400 events a year. Programming leans on the classical and Romantic periods. The Monday lunchtime recitals, broadcast live on BBC Radio 3, are excellent value, as are the Sunday morning coffee concerts. Musical luminaries who have performed at the Wigmore Hall include Sergey Prokofiev, Shura Cherkassky, Paul Hindemith, Andrés Segovia, Benjamin Britten and Francis Poulenc. Tours of the auditorium, with its famous Art Nouveau mural, and other parts of the building take place during the Open House London event in September.
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The Israeli pianist performs works by Bach, Schumann and Brahms.Classical and opera Monday December 5 2016Read more
Anne Schwanewilms And Malcolm Martineau
The soprano and the pianist perform works by Strauss and Wolf.Classical and opera Monday December 5 2016Read more
Stephan Loges And Graham Johnson
The bass-baritone and the pianist deliver a programme that surveys the chronological span of Schubert's creative life including Das Leben, Der Hochzeitsbraten and many more.Classical and opera Thursday December 8 2016Read more
The American pianist presents a performance of Mozart's Piano Sonata In C Minor & Piano Sonata In F, Schumann's Kreisleriana and Schoenberg's iconoclastic Six Little Piano Pieces Op 19.Classical and opera Friday December 9 2016Read more
The Nash Ensemble
The ensemble performs works by Janacek, Smetana and Dvorak with mezzo-soprano, Christianne Stotijn.Classical and opera Saturday December 10 2016Read more
Adrian Brendel And Aleksandar Madzar
The cellist and the pianist perform works by Faure, Franck and Beethoven.Classical and opera Sunday December 11 2016Read more
Sir John Tomlinson And Christopher Glynn
The vocalist performs Schubert's Swansong in English accompanied by the pianist Christopher Glynn.Classical and opera Sunday December 11 2016Read more
The acclaimed group performs Schubert's String Quartet In D Minor, 'Death And The Maiden' and String Quartet D87, plus Krzysztof Penderecki'sClassical and opera Sunday December 11 2016Read more
The flautist performs works by Takemitsu, Bach, Berio, JS Bach, Varese and Debussy.Classical and opera Monday December 12 2016Read more
Martha Argerich And Alberto Portugheis
The Argentinian pianists perform works by Mozart, Rachmaninov, Ravel and Brahms.Classical and opera Monday December 12 2016Read more
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It's a ruby in the dust. I don't use it as much as I should - I should learn to step away from my desk a bit more at lunchtime. In the evenings it's a great place to come and unwind. Please bring back the lates and the jazz in the bar when the jubilee line starts running all night. Ta.
Terrific venue for world class solo & chamber musicians with wonderful acoustics - a bit fusty like some of the clientèle but oh the music...
Some of my most treasured concert-going experiences have taken place here! It is such a beautiful building and you are right on top of the music even on the back row. The acoustic is perfect for chamber music solo piano and song recitals.