The London Pianoforte Series is a central part of Wigmore Hall’s programme and we are proud to be able to attract the world’s greatest soloists. In the 2017/18 Season this includes Yefim Bronfman, Angela Hewitt, Kirill Gerstein, Igor Levit, Imogen Cooper, Daniil Trifonov, Steven Osborne, Alexander Melnikov and Sir András Schiff to name but a few.
Our Steinway grand pianos must be kept in perfect condition to ensure world-class piano, song and chamber music recitals, but also to withstand an incredibly tough schedule. They are possibly the busiest pianos for live performance in the country, in use every day for lunchtime and evening performances, schools concerts, rehearsals and masterclasses.
From almost daily tuning to biennial restringing, the maintenance of our pianos is constant and costly, and for this we need your help.
Donations will be acknowledged in all Wigmore Series brochures and concert programmes in the 2017/18 Season as well as on the donor listing in the foyer.
We are planning the following events for members of this Circle to bring together piano enthusiasts and enrich your experience of Wigmore Hall’s piano series.
Sunday 12 November 2017
An afternoon demonstration of how we tune and maintain our treasured Steinways, including the process of moving the piano under the stage (followed by tea and coffee).
Monday 23 April 2018
A drinks reception at Cédric Tiberghien’s performance of works by Chopin and Schumann.