Virtuoso, Joshua Batty, Delivers Flute Masterclass

The Wardle Academy Wind Band flutes were very lucky to have had a masterclass delivered by Joshua Batty last Wednesday.

They spent 2 hours together, working on various performing techniques resulting in some excellent tips for the students to use to improve their performance skills. 


Joshua began his studies at Chetham’s School of Music during which time he became Principal Flute of the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain. Following this he spent his BMus at both the Royal Academy of Music where he received a full scholarship and the Haute Ecole de Musique, Genève. Whilst a student of these schools, Joshua was accepted into the Aldeburgh World Orchestra and as Principal Flute with Gustav Mahler Jugendorchester and won notable prizes such as the Sussex Award in the Royal Overseas League Competition and the LSO Candide Prize.

Exceptional Music Tuition

Professionally Joshua has guested as Principal Flute with the London Symphony Orchestra, London Philharmonic Orchestra, John Wilson Orchestra, Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, BBC Symphony Orchestra, BBC Philharmonic Orchestra, Welsh National Opera, Royal Northern Sinfonia, Ensemble 360, Miss Saigon (West End) and was an Emerging Artist with the London Sinfonietta.
He has performed in prestigious festivals and international concert series such as Salzburg, Lucerne, Edinburgh International, BBC Proms, Singapore Arts, Royal Concertgebouw, Staatskapelle Dresden and La Scala Milan.
Joshua is the Principal Flute of the RTÉ Concert Orchestra with whom he has appeared as a concerto soloist. 
This was an excellent session that offered some exceptional teaching to our young musicians and is a great example of the provision Wardle Academy is delivering in order to nurture the talents of our young people.