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Guest Speaker

Alice is regularly invited to speak at events.

For availability and fees please contact Alice directly or Matthew Willets at Comicus Ltd

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Here are some testimonials:
I've attended some of Alice's workshops and she is engaging, wry, witty and, ultimately highly informative on the business of conducting. I came away from the last workshop I attended with Alice having finally understood - after a lifetime of being around conductors - what the person standing at the front of the orchestra waving their arms actually does. I whole-heartedly recommend Alice as a speaker.  Gillian Moore CBE – Director of Music, Southbank Centre

Alice is engaging, funny, and even when addressing a group, you feel like you’ve invited a fascinating friend over for a gossip after dinner. You could listen to her stories for hours! Bourby Webster – Founder & CEO, Perth Symphony Orchestra, Western Australian of the Year – Arts & Culture

She's one of the warmest yet most fiercely perceptive personalities in the musical world, who has an easy ability to relate her experience as a conductor to many other fields. She's a voice we all need to listen to!  Tom Service – Classical Music Writer, Radio & TV Presenter

Alice's testimony is also full of universal resonance and useful ideas to harness, whatever the situation. She is a reminder of what we can each individually achieve if we put our hearts to it.  James Murphy  Chief Executive, Royal Philharmonic Society

She was a savvy keynote speaker for the 2016 Dallas Opera Hart Institute for Women Conductors, where her accessible, down-to-earth manner, her humor, and her passion on the subject of opportunities for women inspired all of us—both men and women—to continue to strive for swift and meaningful change. All in a day’s work for such a thought-provoking and engaging guest speaker.  Susan Calvin - Director of Media & PR The Dallas Opera

As a past President of the Girls Schools' Association (GSA) I was delighted to invite Alice to our Annual Conference as a Guest Speaker. Alice spoke passionately about the importance of nurturing leadership skills in our students and why it was important we encouraged our young musicians to develop as young conductors. Insightful and impassioned - I couldn't have asked for more!  Alun Davies – Principal, Chetham School of Music