Wigmore Hall Live
Since its launch in October 2005, Wigmore Hall Live has released live recordings to great critical acclaim, bringing the unique Wigmore experience to music-lovers worldwide. Wigmore Hall is the first classical music venue in the world to set up its own CD label.
The Hall has invested in state-of-the-art recording equipment, and the comprehensive sound insulation fitted during the 2004 refurbishment has created an exceptional environment for live recording. Wigmore Hall Director, John Gilhooly, says ‘We are delighted to be able to bring Wigmore Hall’s musical programme to a much wider audience through this project. It will help us further to consolidate our profile worldwide and to preserve a record of outstanding performances.’
As well as five-star reviews at home, Wigmore Hall Live CDs receive positive press attention all over Europe, Asia and the United States. The label has received three Gramophone Award nominations for its recordings of Soile Isokoski (with Marita Viitasalo), Lorraine Hunt Lieberson (with Roger Vignoles) and Peter Schreier (with András Schiff).