This concert hall for chamber
music was designed in 1900 by T E Collcutt, the architect
of the Savoy Hotel, for Friedrich Bechstein, a German piano
manufacturer. The area was in the centre of London's
piano trade and the concert hall, called Bechstein Hall, was
attached to the Bechstein showroom.
During World War I the hall
was seized as enemy property and opened as the Wigmore Hall
Today the Wigmore Hall retains
its old-fashioned atmosphere, with an intimate auditorium
that is beautifully decorated and features a superb cupola
over the stage depicting the Soul of Music.
The Wigmore Hall is famous for
the very high standard of its concerts and recitals, and has
a low priced series of concerts that are recorded for the
The 400 concerts a year often
feature major international artists.
Tel: 020 7935 2141