The Hallé are pleased to announce that Ryan Wigglesworth will be the orchestra’s Artist in Association for three seasons starting immediately. This appointment follows on from his tenure as Principal Guest Conductor (2015-2019).
As Artist in Association, Wigglesworth’s own music will be programmed in his annual conducting engagement with the Hallé. In addition, each season, he will present either a major commission or a series of smaller commissions. Wigglesworth will also feature as a solo pianist in Hallé performances, both with the full orchestra and smaller ensembles, at Bridgewater Hall and the newly re-opened Hallé St Peter’s.
John Summers said “We are pleased to continue our relationship with Ryan and be able to showcase his multi-faceted talent. It’s rare to find a musician who has such an affinity with a broad range of music, not just his own.”
Ryan Wigglesworth said “I’m delighted to be taking up this new role with the Hallé, an orchestra very close to my heart. I’ve enjoyed working with the musicians immensely over the past few years and am looking forward to many more wonderful concerts with them.”
The start of this new role begins with Ryan Wigglesworth conducting his own composition Locke’s Theatre with the Hallé on Thursday 31 October in programme that also sees him join pianist Paul Lewis for a performance of Mozart’s Concerto for Two Pianos.
Thursday 31 October
The Bridgewater Hall, 7.30pm
Ryan Wigglesworth conductor/piano | Paul Lewis piano | Hallé
Debussy (orch. Robin Holloway) En blanc et noir
Mozart Concerto for Two Pianos
Ryan Wigglesworth Locke's Theatre
Ravel Valses nobles et sentimentales