Congratulations to Héloïse Werner who today was appointed an Associate Artist at London's Wigmore Hall.
The soprano and composer, who has been a familiar face to Wigmore Hall audiences since her debut there in January 2021, premiered her new work Les Leçons du Mardi at the hall earlier this month during one of her two appearances there for International Women's Day. These performances with The Tippett Quartet and as part of her experimental quartet The Hermes Experiment are still available to watch online.
——— On Les Leçons du Mardi ———
"If the source material might (stereotypically) suggest music of overblown emotion, then (unsurprisingly) Werner is far more imaginative and subversive."
——— Rebecca Franks, The Times **** ———
She will hold the position of Associate Artist for five seasons and appear at the hall at least once a year during the period. She begins this journey on 2 March 2024 in a concert featuring a new work of her own with mezzo soprano Helen Charlston, harpist Anne Denholm and pianist Mishka Rushdie Momen.
Recent and upcoming premieres by Héloïse include the CBSO, Aurora Orchestra, Festival Présences, London Handel Festival and Luzern Festival, as well as German premieres at the Heidelberg Spring Festival and Elbphilharmonie Hamburg.
Her debut solo disc Phrases on Delphian, launched at the Wigmore Hall in June 2022 was awarded Editor's Choice by both Gramophone and Presto, and named one of the Top 10 Classical Albums 2022 by the Sunday Times.