Audiences who hear Chetham’s young musicians can often say ‘We saw them first,’ as students go on to greater platforms around the world. This December brings a new kind of first – a chance to join Stephen Hough in preparation for his forthcoming performances of Liszt’s Piano Concerto No. 1. An alumnus of Chetham’s, Stephen is joined by the acclaimed Chetham’s Symphony Orchestra to support his own preparations – and has generously offered to open the doors to an audience to share the pathway from solo practice to concert platform. Take your seat in rehearsal for this fascinating glimpse into the process that precedes performance.