Alice Farnham

Founder and Artistic Director of Women Conductors

Alice is Music Director of Welsh National Youth Opera, receiving critical acclaim for the award-winning production of Britten’s Paul Bunyan, she conducts Maxwell-Davies' Kommilitonen in July 2016. She has recently been a Guest Conductor at the Royal Opera House (Firework Maker's Daughter), Mariinsky Theatre (Rape of Lucretia), FolkOperan Stockholm (Carmen Moves) where she returns to conduct Phillip Glass' Satygraha in autumn 2016.

Other recent engagements includes Women of the World Orchestra at the Royal Festival Hall, Malta Philharmonic, Kensington Symphony Orchestra, Singapore Lyric Opera, Tête à Tête Opera, Grange Park Opera and Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama, Mahogany Opera Group.

Alice has been a Guest Conductor at the Royal Ballet Covent Garden, Danish Royal Ballet, Birmingham Royal Ballet, English National Ballet and Rambert Dance Company. She has been on the Guest Music Staff at Covent Garden Royal Opera since 2005.

A student of the legendary pedagogue Ilya Musin, Alice studied conducting at the St. Petersburg Conservatoire from 1997-2000. She held an Organ Scholarship at St. Hugh’s College Oxford University and at St. Thomas’ Church Fifth Avenue, New York.

Alice was named in BBC Music Magazine's Top 18 Women Conductors of Today in March 2017.

Twitter: @batonalice

(July 2016)


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