Venues, other than the more obvious ones such as the Southbank Centre etc. Regret not yet in alphabetical order but largely as I come across them.

NB This info is pre-Covid-19 pandemic so most of the venues will be closed at the moment. I do not myself organise concerts I simply go to them to hear the music!

1. Two places where excellent concerts are held are the two churches, the small St Marys and the larger St Barnabas in the Ealing area. Dr Hugh Mather organises these concerts.

You can see recitals which have taken place at St Marys on YouTube at

2. Private house concerts (back to the days of Schubert and Beethoven!)

(i) Bob Boas, 22 Mansfield Street, London W1G 9NR. Contact details are at the bottom of his website page,

(ii) Sadly, Sir Vernon Ellis has announced that concerts at his home near to the Royal Albert Hall will have to stop at the end of March 2017.

(iii) Breinton, Heath House Road Woking, GU22 0RD

3. Piano recitals are held at the Steinway Hall.

44 Marylebone Lane
London W1U 2DB

Concert and Artist Manager Miss Wiebke Greinus Tel: 0207 535 5113

4. The Keyboard Trust.

This trust was created by John Leech. His wife, Noretta Conci, was a concert pianist and teacher and a student and assistant of Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli.

5. St James Church Piccadilly

197 Piccadilly London W1J 9LL

Concerts & Events Manager David McCleery 020 7381 0441 


6. St Martin in the Fields, in Trafalgar Square

Contact: Telephone 0207 766 1136


7. St Olave Church (the church of the diarist Samuel Pepys)

8 Hart Street

Contact: Michael Gammie

9. Charlton House

Charlton Road‎

9. St Sepulchre Church

Holborn Viaduct,
London, EC1A 2DQ

10. St Bride’s Church Fleet Street

Fleet Street, London, EC4Y 8AU

11. St Martin-within-Ludgate

40 Ludgate Hill, London EC4M 7DE

Contact: Nigel Grieve

12. St Dunstan in the West

186a Fleet Street, London EC4A 2HR

13. The Chopin Society – monthly piano recitals and other events

Mostly held at Westminster Cathedral Hall
Ambrosden Avenue
London SW1P 1QW

14. Leighton House for Kensington and Chelsea Music Society concerts

12 Holland Park Road,
Kensington, London W14 8LZ

15. The China Exchange – 32A Gerrard Street in Soho. It only opened January 2015. It is beautifully designed building with a good grand piano.

The person to contact re possibly playing there is Freya Aitken-Turff and her email address is

16. Lauderdale House

Waterlow Park
Highgate Hill
London N6 5HG

17. Riverhouse Arts Centre

Riverhouse Arts Centre
Manor Road
Surrey KT12 2PF

18. Pushkin House

5A Bloomsbury Square,
London WC1A 2TA

19. MCS Young Artists Fund

Concerts held at Pushkin House and other venues

Contact N. Watanabe

20. Bluthner Pianos – recitals held at the Lansdowne Club

9 Fitzmaurice Place
Mayfair, London
London W1J 5JD

Contact Bluthner Pianos,
Blüthner Piano Centre Ltd
10 Portman Square
Baker Street
London W1H 6AZ

When contacting Kate for possible recital she would like to have an introduction and biography then she will take it from there. She is more likely to ask you to come and play in the showroom than watch your YouTube videos. Of course other people may have a different approach.

21. London School of Economics (LSE)

Houghton Street
London WC2A 2AE

Contact: Nigel Rogers

22. Brunel University

Beldam Restaurant, Ground Floor, Eastern Gateway Building
Kingston Lane
Middlesex UB8 3PH

Contact: Sally Goodworth

23. Imperial College

Lunchtime concerts held at
South Kensington Campus – Read Lecture Theatre, Sherfield building
Imperial College
London SW7 2AZ

Contact: Naomi Anderson-Eyles

24. Chancellor’s Hall, Senate House, London University

Malet Street,
London WC1E 7HU

Contact Jess Speed

25. The concert diary website

This lists concerts both in London and other parts of the UK, many of which feature young musicians.

26. Bachtrack – another website of concerts which might provide you with ideas for where to play.

27. Classical Source – a good place for concert reviews

28. Markson Piano Concert series – held at St Mary Magdalene Church in Munster Square NW1

29. St Luke’s Music Society

St Luke’s Church, Thurleigh Road,
London SW12 8RQ


30. St George the Martyr

Borough High Street,
London SE1 1JA

31. Burgh House Hampstead

New End Square
London NW3 1LT


32. St James’s Church

Sussex Gardens,
London W2 3UD

Contact: Sue Silkstone

33. Music on Thursdays – concerts organised in and around Leatherhead


34. 1901 Arts Club (near to Waterloo station)

7 Exton Street
London SE1 8UE

Only available to hire yourself

35. YCAT –Young Classical Artists Trusts

Identifying, nurturing, promoting and supporting exceptional young artists – they run auditions once a year.

36. Kirckman Concert Society

110 Gloucester Avenue,
London NW1 8HX

They run auditions for a recital at the Wigmore Hall

37. St Anne’s Church, Kew

Kew Green,
London TW9 3AA

Contact: Julian Kelly

38. Bishopsgate Institute

230 Bishopsgate
London EC2M 4QH

Contact: website form

39. Dysart Arms

135 Petersham Rd,
Surrey TW10 7AA


40. London Chamber Music Society

At Kings Place
90 York Way
London N1 9AG

41. City Music Society

Lunch time concerts at

Evening concerts at

42. Music at Hill

Concerts held at St Mary-at-Hill church

Lovat Lane
London EC3R 8EE

43. Barnes Music Society

Old Sorting Office Arts Centre,
49 Station Road,
London SW13 0LF

44. Colleges of music – free entry for most of the concerts and master classes – contact them to be put on a mailing list for their concerts. They of course provide recital opportunities only for their own students.

(i) The Royal College of Music

Prince Consort Road
London SW7 2BS

(ii) The Royal Academy of Music

Marylebone Road, London NW1 5HT, UK

(iii) The Guildhall School of Music & Drama

Silk Street
London EC2Y 8DT

(iv)Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music & Dance

King Charles Court
Old Royal Naval College
London SE10 9JF

also Blackheath Halls

23 Lee Road
London SE3 9RQ

(v)The Yehudi Menuhin School
Millfield Lodge,
Cobham Rd,
Stoke D’Abernon,
Cobham KT11 3QQ

44. Conway Hall

25 Red Lion Square,
London WC1R 4RL

45. St Mary Le Bow

London EC2V 6AU

46. Temple Music

48. Royal Opera House

Lunch time recitals

47. St Lukes

161 Old Street
London EC1V 9NG

48. All Hallows by the Tower

Byward Street
London EC3R 5BJ

49. Friends of the Guards Chapel

Birdcage Walk
London SW1E 6HQ

50. Wesley Chapel

49 City Lane
London BC1Y 1AU

53 St Margaret Church

London EC2R 7HH

51. St Stephen Walbrook

39 Walbrook
London EC4N 8BN

52. St Pancras Parish Church

Euston Road
London NW1 2BA

020 7388 1461
Director of Music: Dr Chris Batchelor
Email address:

53. Regent Hall

275 Oxford Street
London W1C 2DJ



54. St Botolph-without-Aldgate

Aldgate High Street
London EC3N 1AB

55. Fairfield Halls

Park Lane,
Surrey CR9 1DG

56. St John’s

Sheepcote Road
Harrow HA1 2JE

57. Richmond Concert Society – see

Concerts are held at various churches in the Twickenham area – see website for concert details.

58. St Peters Church / NB No longer hosting concerts! (October 2019)

119 Eaton Square
London SW1W 9AL

59. Hungarian Cultural Centre

Here any pianist needs to provide works associated with Hungarian culture.

10 Maiden Lane,
Covent Garden,
London, WC2E 7NA

Contact: Eszter Pataki | HCC

60. St Philips Church

Earl’s Court Road,
London W8 6QH

61. St Mary Abbots Church

Kensington Church St,
London W8 4LA


62. NPL Music Society

Lunchtime concerts at the National Physical Laboratory throughout the year. Concerts take place in the Scientific Museum in Bushy House. Run by Frances Magdalene Wilson.

Bushy House,
National Physical Laboratory,
Queens Road,
Teddington TW11 0EB, TW11 0EB


Contact: Richard Rusby

63. Southside House

3, Woodhayes Road
London SW19 4RJ

64. All Saints Church East Sheen

East Sheen Avenue,
London SW14

65. St Peters Church Nottinghill

Kensington Park Road,
London W11 2PN

66. The Polish Cultural Centre (POSK) in Chiswick

Polish Social and Cultural Association
238-246 King Street
W6 0RF


Occasional full and coffee concerts, nearest tube is Ravenscourt Park


67. St John’s Harrow

Church of St John the Baptist
Sheepcote Road

T: 020 8863 3690

Contact: Barry

68. Music in New Malden

New Malden Methodist Church,
49 High Street,
New Malden
Surrey KT3 4BY

Contact: webform at the site above.

69. St Stephen’s Church

Gloucester Road & Southwell Gardens
London SW7 4RL

Contact: email the church

or telephone 0207 370 3418

70. London College of Music (part of the University of West London)

University of West London,
St Mary’s Road,
London, W5 5RF.

Contact: email lcmlive

Telephone: 0800 036 8888

71. Thames Concerts

St Andrew’s Church
Maple Road


72. St Clement Danes Church

They run a Young Artists’ Lunchtime Concert Series.

St Clement Danes, Strand, London WC2R 1DH


73. St Paul’s Church, Knightsbridge

St Paul’s Church,
32a Wilton Place


74. St Michael and All Angels Church

Bath Road, Chiswick, London W4 1TT

Telephone: 020 8994 1380

75. Rudolf Steiner House

35, Park Road,
London NW1 6XT

Contact: Simon Reaves Cultural Director

76. Champs Hill

Coldwaltham, Pulborough, RH20 1LY

They also produce CDs, see

77. St Paul’s Church Bedford

St Paul’s Church
St Paul’s Square
MK40 1SQ

Contact: Heather Turnham

78. 60minconcerts

Heather Tuach, Artistic Director

Contact: mailto:

Concerts held at Church on the Corner, Angel

and Christ Church, Highbury

79. Iris Axon Concert Series

Acton Hill Church, London W3 9BU

Concerts held 1st Sunday of the month / usually at 4pm