The Haworth Masterclass series offers students rare behind-the-scenes insights into the craft of professional musicians.

Emerging professional performers share their expertise as they deliver live performance workshops for Chetham’s students. Many guest artists are in the city performing with the Hallé or BBC Philharmonic, allowing Chetham’s students the chance to learn with them in masterclasses as well as hearing them perform live with a professional symphony orchestra.

These masterclasses are made possible with generous support from Haworth Charitable Trust.

The Haworth Masterclass Series 2024

So far this year we have hosted a free, one-day event for young woodwind players, aged 9 – 17. Our Brass and Percussion day on 10 March 2024 saw a full day of masterclasses, ensemble playing, and lively group discussions led by Chetham’s Director of Music, Tom Redmond. On 27 March, the outstanding flautist Adam Walker, with internationally acclaimed pianist, Katya Apekisheva, gave a masterclasses to students ahead of a performance in the Carole Nash hall.

These masterclasses are generously supported by The Haworth Trust.

We will soon announce more exciting classes for 2024 supported by the Haworth Trust featuring Rachael McShane, Gemma Bass, Huw Boucher and more…