The Wigmore Hall Trust

The Trust’s vision is to ensure international recognition for Wigmore Hall as the pre-eminent recital hall for chamber and instrumental music, early music and song, and as a commissioning centre of excellence.

The core objectives of the Trust are to:

  • explore a broad music repertoire with a knowledgeable audience
  • take the Hall’s distinctive music making to as wide an audience as possible
  • ensure that the Hall remains the venue where important young artists earn their credentials and where they then reinforce them over time
  • utilise digital and new media to best effect as part of the Hall’s audience development strategy
  • achieve long-term financial stability

The Ethos of the Wigmore Hall Trust

Wigmore Hall Trust is the guardian of a tradition that goes back more than a century, but we never stop moving with the times. Indeed, we constantly take our audiences on new musical and intellectual adventures, but our starting point is always the same: the values that lie at the heart of our organisation.

First and foremost, the Trust sustains artistic quality as it presents supreme musical works of the kind that make their greatest impact in an intimate setting.

The repertoire heard by Wigmore Hall’s audiences spans five centuries and is brought to life by the world’s finest musicians, whether established or emerging artists. We ensure that the intensity and integrity of their performances is reflected in the supporting materials we produce, the complementary activities we organise and the professional partnerships we cultivate.

Our commitment to quality is matched by a bold creative spirit. Like our audiences, we never stop learning, and the desire for innovation and a thirst for discovery inform everything we do. We engage with many different artistic, educational, social and geographic communities, reaching beyond the confines of Wigmore Hall itself through imaginative use of a variety of physical and digital platforms.

Music, performers, audiences, staff, partners and collaborators are all of the utmost importance to the Wigmore Hall Trust. We are dedicated to keeping our promises to them.

John Gilhooly, Artistic and Executive Direction

Wigmore Hall is operated by the Wigmore Hall Trust. The Hall is governed by a Board of Trustees and run by its Artistic & Executive Director, John Gilhooly.

The Trust is a company limited by guarantee (Company No. 2754525) and also a registered charity (No. 1024838). It employs 35 staff, complemented by a team of part-time ushers who take care of the audience’s needs at concerts and other events.

Honorary Patrons of Wigmore Hall Trust

  • Aubrey Adams OBE
  • André and Rosalie Hoffmann
  • Louise Kaye
  • The Kohn Foundation
  • Mr and Mrs Paul Morgan

Trustees of Wigmore Hall Trust

  • Aubrey Adams (Chairman)
  • Lady Julia Boyd
  • Mark Hawtin
  • Alan Leibowitz
  • Dame Felicity Lott
  • Judy Davies
  • Stuart Mason

Artistic & Executive Director

  • John Gilhooly CBE, Hon FRAM, HonFGS, HonRCM, HonFRIAM