Wigmore Hall announces 2020/21 season4:23, 29th January 2020
Wigmore Hall’s artistic director John Gilhooly has announced the hall’s 2020/21 season programme.
- Mitsuko Uchida celebrates Wigmore’s 120th birthday with a gala concert in June 2021
- Special appearances from Leonidas Kavakos, Sir András Schiff, Frank Peter Zimmermann and Wigmore associate artists the Takács Quartet
- Artist residencies to include cellists Jean-Guihen Queyras and Gary Hoffman, clarinettist Martin Fröst, pianists Pavel Kolesnikov, Igor Levit, Jeremy Dank, Cédric Tiberghien, Llŷr Williams, Bertrand Chamayou and Beatrice Rana, and baritone Florian Boesch
- Martinů’s seven string quartets performed by the Pavel Haas Quartet, the first time the cycle has been presented in a single series in London
- Season-long focus on Mendelssohn including the complete string quartets, selected choral music and a Mendelssohn and Liszt song series
- Vocal highlights to include Christian Gerhaher, Diana Damrau, René Pape, Lise Davidsen, Gerald Finley, Marianne Crebassa, Lawrence Brownlee, Sabine Devieilhe, Sir Simon Keenlyside, Alice Coote, Christoph Prégardien and Elsa Dreisig
- Pianist Jean-Efflam Bavouzet begins a multi-season Debussy series
- Mozart series with the Hagen Quartet and special guests Jörg Widmann, Igor Levit, Daniel Ottensamer, Gautier Capuçon and Kirill Gerstein
- Early music residencies from ensembles Arcangelo, Dunedin Consort, Freiburg Baroque, La Serenissima, The Sixteen and Stile Antico
- Austrian composer Thomas Larcher as composer-in-residence
- Learning Festival in 2021 explores the theme of connectivity
Gilhooly says: ‘It has been a huge personal honour and joy for me to put together Wigmore Hall’s 120th season, and to further expand our learning, digital and outreach activities. I believe that music can speak to us at every stage of life, and that it accompanies us right through life. This is the guiding principle for what we do here. We look beyond boundaries and genres, and we celebrate the life-enhancing power of great music-making, up close.’
For further information on the full season programme, visit www.wigmore-hall.org.uk.