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A taste of the Wigmore

John Gilhooly's first season as artistic director of the Wigmore Hall will be a test of taste and judgement rather than of personality

By Stephen Everson   May 2006

This April sees the release of the programme for the Wigmore Hall’s 2006-07 season—something that has been awaited with unusual anticipation, since it is the first to be developed by John Gilhooly, the hall’s new director. Gilhooly is no newcomer to the hall. He has been executive director since 2000, working alongside first William Lyne and then Paul Kildea, who became artistic director on Lyne’s retirement in 2003. If there were a prize for the person who did most to enrich London’s musical life in the second half of the 20th century, Lyne would have to be a leading candidate.…

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