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Composer in residence Caroline Shaw

Announces 2024/25 Concert Season & the launch of The Director’s Fund

Located in the heart of London's West End, Wigmore Hall presents more than 550 concerts each year featuring some 2,600 international artists performing music spanning more than six centuries – the largest programme of classical music in the UK. Presenting dozens of premières every year, Wigmore Hall is one of the UK’s most significant commissioners of new music.

Wigmore Hall Director John Gilhooly has announced the new 2024/25 Season with more than 30 world and UK premières by composers including Caroline Shaw and Judith Weir, Master of the King’s Music. Also announced is The Director’s Fund. Wigmore Hall’s most ambitious investment in its future in the Hall’s 123-year History, with £7 million pledged. In the face of an uncertain public funding environment for classical music in the UK, the Director’s Fund has been set up to invest in future generations of artists at every stage of their careers, innovative independent programming and an uncompromising quality of experience.

Highlights of the 2024/25 Season include:

  • More than 30 world and UK premières by composers including Master of the King’s Music Judith Weir, Peter Eötvös, Helen Grime, Mark-Anthony Turnage and Caroline Shaw, whose new song cycle takes its inspiration from Jorge Luis Borges’s 1941 short story The Library of Babel
  • Radiohead’s Jonny Greenwood plays the ondes Martenot, collaborating with violinist Daniel Pioro
  • Cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason and pianists Isata Kanneh-Mason and Jeneba Kanneh-Mason perform together – and individually
  • Major centenary celebration of Gabriel Fauré featuring violinist Joshua Bell, cellist Steven Isserlis, soprano Véronique Gens, jazz pianist Brad Mehldau and Le Concert Spirituel
  • 20-year-old Yunchan Lim, the world’s most sought-after young pianist, returns to Wigmore Hall as do Martha Argerich, Leif Ove Andsnes, Richard Goode, Benjamin Grosvenor, Elisabeth Leonskaja, Víkingur Ólafsson and Sir András Schiff
  • Residencies by violinist Vilde Frang, cellist Gary Hoffman, guitarist Sean Shibe, tenor Nicky Spence and oboist Olivier Stankiewicz
  • Cutting edge new music performed by Ensemble Klang, Birmingham Contemporary Music Group, Ensemble intercontemporain, Ensemble Modern, JACK Quartet, Manchester Collective and O/Modernt Chamber Orchestra

The autumn concerts (Sep-Dec) in Wigmore Hall’s 2024/25 Season go on sale to the general public on Tuesday 30 April 2024 at 10:00 GMT at www.wigmore-hall.org.uk. 

The brochure for the autumn concerts (Sep-Dec) in the 2024/25 Season is available HERE