At a glance
A new chamber ensemble comprising a roster of outstanding musicians, led by Isabelle van Keulen and Michael Collins, and created with Wigmore Hall’s Director, John Gilhooly.
Wigmore Soloists is a new chamber ensemble comprising a roster of outstanding musicians, led by Isabelle van Keulen and Michael Collins, and created with Wigmore Hall’s Director, John Gilhooly.
This new and innovative ensemble performs repertoire both old and new, and commissions leading composers to expand upon the extensive catalogue of chamber music works. With a large core line up of string quintet, wind quintet and piano, the group performs a wide and varied repertoire and is dedicated to revitalising great works at the highest level.
Taking the name of one of the world’s most iconic concert halls (the first time an ensemble has been given this honour), the group gives regular concerts at Wigmore Hall and in other major venues around the world. The ensemble has recorded two discs so far: Schubert’s Octet, and the Mozart Clarinet Quintet, on BIS Records, and will perform several more Wigmore Hall concerts throughout the 2022/23 season and beyond.
Wigmore Soloists are performing today on BBC Radio 3 in Concert Read more
The sense of ensemble playing was strong... The re-imagination of the wind parts and their role brought new opportunities to the internal balance of the work.Bachtrack
This was a delightful performance... with clarinettist Michael Collins graceful in the opening melody, and cellist Kristina Blaumane elegant when her turn came.The Strad
Collins is joined by newly formed ensemble Wigmore Soloists, the crème de la crème of chamber playersBBC Music Magazine
Selected Discography —
Wigmore Soloists: Clarinet Trios
Mozart Clarinet Quintet
BBC Music Magazine 5 stars
"In the Quintet, Collins is joined by newly formed ensemble Wigmore Soloists, the crème de la crème of chamber players who in this beautifully produced interpretation take the much-loved piece..."
Wigmore Soloists: Schubert Octet
BBC Radio 3 Record Review
Record of the Week
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