Stephen Hough embarks on his Wigmore Hall Residency
This December sees Stephen Hough begin his Wigmore Hall chamber residency, which forms part of the Artistic Series, a specially crafted series that focuses on an artist, composer or genre. He performs a variety of chamber works across five concerts, with a strong focus on Brahms repertoire (and some works composed or arranged by Hough himself).
The residency starts on 3 December — here Hough is joined by his long-time collaborator Steven Isserlis to perform works by Dvořák, Suk, Brahms and Hough. This concert as well as those on 6 December (featuring clarinettist Michael Collins and cellist Andrei Ioniţă) and 6 January (with Collins and the Castalian String Quartet) will be recorded by Radio 3 for future broadcast on In Concert. On 6 January Hough also appears ‘in conversation’ to discuss the inspiration behind that evening’s concert.
The Castalian Quartet return on 7 January to join Hough for a performance of the Brahms Piano Quintet and the Carl Frühling’s Piano Quintet — the concert will be live-streamed on Wigmore Hall’s website. The residency concludes on 11 January — here Hough joins forces with Renaud Capuçon to present the complete violin sonatas of Brahms.