Coming up: Masterclass Woodwind on 1st February 2020

Posted 27th October 2019

For 2020, we are delighted to offer a woodwind masterclass with Marianne Rawles.

Saturday, 1st February 2020, 10am-1pm - The Austin Suite, Austin Friars School

Tickets: £5 adult audience members (accompanied children free) - Participants free

Originally from Glasgow, Marianne Rawles studied clarinet with Alison Waller at the Junior Department of the RSAMD before moving to Manchester to study at the RNCM in 1997 At the RNCM her tutors included John Reynolds, John Bradbury, Nicholas Cox, Paul Dintinger and Chris Swann. While at the RNCM she was a recipient of the Sidney Fell Clarinet Prize, and attained the college's highest performance award, the PPRNCM, both as a soloist and as a member of her wind quintet, the Langdale Ensemble.

She now works as a freelance clarinetist with all the main orchestras in the North of England and further afield, including the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, Hallé, BBC Philharmonic, Manchester Camerata, BBC National Orchestra of Wales and City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra. A keen chamber musician, Marianne is a member of the Fell Clarinet Quartet, with whom she has recorded two CDs for Delphian Records and was the recipient of a Tunnell Award.

As well as her playing commitments, she enjoys teaching and education work, including teaching at Chetham's School of Music. She has worked extensively within the Live Music Now! scheme, and has an interest in music for Early Years and Dalcroze Eurhythmics.

The class offers woodwind players the chance to perform 1-2 pieces (lasting approximately 5 minutes) that they will enjoy playing for Marianne and the audience. Marianne will offer advice with performance and execution of the music. Numbers are limited, successful applicants will be informed soon after the closing date.


Download your application form HERE

For more information please contact: Lyn Young - - 01228 527139