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Hans Keller Forum (HKF) is a new ChamberStudio programme which provides in-depth mentorship for selected chamber ensembles from UK conservatoires. It runs as a set of three-day residential courses held at West Road Concert Hall. The ensembles will be coached by acclaimed chamber musicians Alasdair Beatson, John Myerscough and Richard Ireland.

Held alongside the masterclasses is a new series of lectures linked to the Hans Keller Forum programme. In the first lecture, held on 15 September 20.00-21.00, Susi Woodhouse, curator of the Hans Keller Archive at the University Library, will introduce Hans Keller, his life and work, with special reference to Haydn String Quartets.

Hannah Uzor, current holder of the Milein Cosman Scholarship for Drawing at the Slade School of Fine Art, will be Artist in Residence. Drawing the musicians at work during the residencies, there will be an exhibition of her work at WRCH on 21 April 2023.

HKF is funded by the Cosman Keller Art and Music Trust.

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ChamberStudio provides coaching and support to emerging professional chamber musicians. Our programmes deliver specialised training tailored to each ensemble’s needs, creating an inspiring and nurturing community for musicians who want to focus on chamber music as a central part of their career. Our masterclasses are open to observers, and our mission is to sustain and nourish the future of chamber music and to promote it as an accessible and great artform.