Follow us on a journey through ten concerts taking in a range of musical genres, from the traditional to the unexpected. Over the course of the series, you will hear three groups of instruments - woodwind, piano and the human body as an instrument - presented and combined in different ways.
At the heart of this series are our well-known archives and each week we ask our performers to respond to a theme suggested by the collections in our Library and curate their programme around it.
What to expect
We will send digital programme notes via email prior to the concert. This is a free event, so please make sure to cancel your ticket if you’re not going to make it so that others can join.
If you'd rather join us from home, you can watch the concerts via Facebook Live.
Support our free concerts
Our lunchtime concerts have been a tradition since 1948, providing inspiration and respite from the world outside for an hour a week in a relaxed performance environment. We always pay our musicians for these performances, but the concerts are free to audiences. Help support these concerts by donating here.
J. S. Bach (1685 - 1750)
Partita No. 2 in C-minor BWV 826
F. Chopin (1810 - 1849)
Two Nocturnes Op. 27
Barcarolle Op. 60
How we’re keeping you safe
Because we would like to keep the staff and each other safe, we expect and recommend face coverings to be worn the public areas that can become crowded. These are the corridors, toilet areas and the queues at the bar. There will also be an event-specific QR code that guests will be asked to scan on arrival.
If you test positive for Covid-19 or are asked to isolate and are not able to attend your class or pre-booked event, please contact the Bishopsgate Box Office for further information (email@example.com). Please do not come to the Institute in person if you have symptoms or have tested positive.
In addition to these measures, Bishopsgate Institute has strict cleaning protocols in place and ventilation throughout the building. There are also numerous hand-sanitising stations available and touch-free drinking fountains. Find out more about how we’re keeping you safe.
Meet the Artist
Born in Hong Kong of Nigerian-Filipino descent, Adam Heron is Irish by adoption. He appeared as a piano finalist on BBC Young Musician 2018 in addition to making his BBC Radio 3 In Tune debut in the same year. He commands a demanding schedule of international engagements, including solo recitals, chamber music, and concerto performances. Adam is a laureate of the Stefano Marizza International Piano Competition in Italy, the International Piano Competition HRH Princess Lalla Meryem in Morocco, and he holds the 2020 Harriet Cohen Bach Prize, endowed by The Worshipful Company of Musicians.
During 2019/2020 he collaborated with The British Council in Egypt for a solo recital at the International Center for Arts in Cairo, immediately prior to embarking on a tour of India, where he also presented a masterclass for the students of the Mehli Mehta Music Foundation in Mumbai. In the same season, he made his debut at Aldeburgh/Snape Maltings, performing the Schubert Trout Quintet with the Chineke! Chamber Ensemble. Adam has received tuition from numerous eminent pianists, including Stephen Hough, Paul Lewis, John Lill, and Imogen Cooper. Generously supported by The Talent Unlimited Foundation, he studies with Christopher Elton at the Royal Academy of Music in London, where he holds the prestigious Hargreaves and Ball scholarship.
Need to Know
- 13:00 - 14:00
- Bishopsgate Institute