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Welcome to Wigan Music Society - 77th Season 2017/18

About the Society

Wigan Music Society exists to present concerts of live music by both mature and young artists, enabling audiences to enjoy professionally performed recitals, both vocal and instrumental, in a friendly atmosphere.

Wigan Music Society was founded in 1941 so 2016 marked its 75th anniversary and 76th season .

Wigan Music Society

President:  Dr Hugh Mather, MD, FRCP, FRCO, ARCM.

Treasurer:  Mr Roger J Rimmer

Secretary: Mrs. P. Bannister - Tel. 01942 244304

Contact:  Mr Roger J Rimmer - Tel. 01257 427021


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Featured                          The Solem Quartet

Amy Tress ~ Violin         Stephanie Tress ~ Cello

Alistair Vennart ~ Viola         William Newell ~ Violin

Wigan Music Society's final concert of the season sees the highly rated and prize winning string quartet making their debut appearance for the Society. Winners of the 2014 Royal Overseas League Ensemble Competition, the Solem Quartet enjoy a busy concert schedule at venues across the UK including Wigmore Hall, Queen Elizabeth Hall, Bridgewater Hall and Holywell Music Room, as well as performing internationally in several European countries. They have broadcast multiple times on BBC Radio 3, including a recent live performance as part of the BBC Proms. They are 2016/17 Park Lane Group Artists and 2017/18 Tunnell Trust Artists.

The quartet recently completed the Junior Fellowship in Chamber Music at the RNCM 2015-17, giving regular coaching to chamber ensembles as well as concerts throughout the year. As part of their work with Live Music Now, they also give concerts and workshops in a number of schools around Manchester.

Since September 2016 they have held the position of Quartet in Residence at the University of Liverpool. They were also recently appointed Ensemble in Residence at Aberystwyth MusicFest. They have been privately commissioned to undertake a complete Beethoven cycle, to take place over five years starting in 2017, in London and Aberystwyth.

The Solem Quartet have benefitted from inspirational teaching from a number of the world's greatest chamber musicians including Gábor Takács-Nagy, Miguel da Silva, Peter Cropper, Thomas Riebl and Hatto Beyerle. They have attended the European Chamber Music Academy and were delighted to have been selected for the prestigious ChamberStudio Mentorship 2014/2015, which allowed them to study intensively with internationally renowned cellist Christoph Richter at Kings Place.

The quartet played Beethoven's Op. 59 No. 3 framed by Haydn and Mendelssohn quartets.

Our last Concert of the 77th Season:

Was held on Saturday 5th May 2018 at 7.30pm at Trinity United Reformed Church.

All were welcomed and it proved to be a most memorable concert.

Tickets at the door:  Members £10.00, Visitors £12.00 and Students £1.00

The Solem Quartet’s website link:

See also Facebook Page @WiganMusicSociety

We will be holding our ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING on Thursday 7th June 2018

at 7.30pm at Trinity United Reformed Church.