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About

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About

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About

 

Listed in the Classic FM Today's Ten Best Women Conductors and in the BBC Woman's Hour Music Power List, Alice Farnham is a British Conductor, renowed teacher and published authorShe trained at the St. Petersburg Conservatoire with the legendary pedagogue Ilya Musin.

Guest conducting includes the National Symphony Orchestra of Ireland, BBC Concert Orchestra, Jönköping Sinfonietta, Royal National Symphony Orchestra of Scotland, Royal Opera House Covent Garden, Opéra de Rouen Normandie, Malmö Opera, Mariinsky Theatre, Calgary Opara, Folkoperan, Longborough Festival Opera, Wermlands Opera, Grange Park Opera, Teatru Manoel Valetta.

She has been a Guest Conductor with many major ballet companies including the Royal Ballet Covent Garden, Birmingham Royal Ballet, Danish Royal Ballet, English National Ballet, Rambert Dance Company, Skåna Dansteater, and Ballet Preljocaj.

Other recent engagements include the Malmö Opera Orchestra, Dalasinfonietta, Gävle Symphony Orchestra and the Nordiska Kammarorkester, Malta Philharmonic, Sinfonia Viva, Southbank Sinfonia. 

Alice is passionate about training young singers and instrumentalists and recent productions include Royal Academy of MusicGuildhall Schoolf of Music & Drama, and Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama.  She was Music Director of Welsh National Youth Opera for the critically acclaimed and award-winning productions of Maxwell-Davies' Kommilitonen! and Britten's Paul Bunyan, and Shostakovich's Cheryomushki! 

Alice is renowed for her work in training the next generation of conductors, particularly in her ground-breaking programmes encouraging women into conducting. Since 2014 Alice has been Co-Founder and Artistic Director of Women Conductors with the Royal Philharmonic Society, and the National Concert Hall Dublin - Female Conductor Programme (2017-2021),and Artistic Advisor of Perth Symphony Orchestra – Women on the Podium (2019-).  

Her book In Good Hands – The Making of a Modern Conductor was published by Faber & Faber in January 2023, and coming out in paperback in 2024.  

Alice was Organ Scholar at St. Hugh's Oxford University and Organ Fellow at St. Thomas’ Church Fifth Avenue, New York.

 
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Women Conductors

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