Photo: Catherine Ashmore

Phase 1.5: London

Upcoming workshop details

Dates: Sunday 4 February 2018
Time: 9.30am - 5.30pm
Venue: Recital Room, Blackheath Halls, 23 Lee Road, London SE3 9RQ
Workshop leader: Alice Farnham

Walton, Henry V - 2 string movements
Warlock, Capriol Suite - 1st movement
Holst, St Paul’s Suite - 1st movement
Tchaikovsky, Serenade - Elegy

Who is eligible to apply?

Female music professionals of all ages (minimum age 18) wishing to supplement their careers by adding orchestral conducting to their portfolio. 

How can I apply?

Please send the following to admin[at]

  • Up to 500 words telling us why you would like to take part in the workshop
  • A CV (limited to one A4 page)
  • Your date of birth/age
  • Your residential address
  • How you found out about the workshop (e.g. Twitter, Facebook, email, etc.)
  • Confirmation of which workshop you are applying to - e.g. Phase 1.5, London November 2017

Deadline for applications: 5pm, 2 January 2018

Places are subject to availability and applications will be assessed before your place is confirmed. Payment will be requested upon confirmation of your place on the workshop.

How much does it cost?

Participant fee - £125 

Limited bursaries may be available on participant fee. Please indicate in your statement if you might need financial assistance.

Observer tickets
A limited number of observer tickets may be purchased at £10 for the afternoon session (14.30 - 17.30). Observer tickets must be booked in advance. To book, please visit

This workshop is being held over a weekend of events at Blackheath Halls to mark the 100th anniversary of women getting the vote.

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Anthony Payne, composer: commissions include three orchestral works for the BBC Proms, and the internationally acclaimed completion of Elgar's Third Symphony.


An early Philharmonic superstar was the virtuoso double bassist Domenico Dragonetti. He brought his dog Carlo to performances, and commanded higher fees than almost any other player.