Pianist Angela Hewitt has been awarded the Wigmore Medal in recognition of her international standing and contribution to Wigmore Hall, over the course of more than 80 performances since her debut there in 1985.
The presentation was made on stage at Wigmore Hall after her Special Broadcast Recital on June 25. Ms. Hewitt had been due to receive the Medal from Wigmore Hall’s Royal Patron HRH The Duke of Kent at a public concert on 2 June, before the COVID-19 pandemic required the Hall to close.
The Wigmore Medal was inaugurated in 2007 and recognises major international artists and significant figures in the classical music world who have a strong association with the Hall. Past recipients include Iestyn Davies, Christian Gerhaher, Steven Isserlis, Dame Felicity Lott, Thomas Quasthoff, Menahem Pressler, Sir András Schiff and the Takács String Quartet.