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Richard Wigmore


Richard Wigmore read modern languages at Cambridge and studied music at the Guildhall School of Music and in Salzburg. After a career as a professional singer he now works as a writer, broadcaster and lecturer specialising in Romantic and Classical chamber music, and in Lieder. Richard writes for Gramophone, BBC Music Magazineand other journals, gives regular pre-concert talks, and has taught classes in the history and interpretation of Lieder at Birkbeck College, the Royal Academy of Music and the Guildhall. He appears frequently on Radio 3’s Record Review, runs his own music study events in the UK ( and lectures regularly in Salzburg, Vienna and elsewhere on Martin Randall cultural tours. Richard’s publications include Schubert: the complete song texts and the Faber Pocket Guide to Haydn, and many articles for dictionaries and encyclopedias.

Last updated: Jul 2019