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23 - 24 November 2024


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Conducting lesson in the Manoukian

23 - 24 November 2024

Conducting in the Royal Academy of Music
Watch, listen and learn
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John Farrer checking baton positioning



Suitable for conductors with experience with ensembles but still developing their technique.



Taking place over a weekend, each day will include technique sessions where participants will be introduced to basic conducting technique. We will then move on to workshops with instrumentalists, allowing participants to put into practice what they have learned.

Day 1 and 2: Participants will be working with a string quartet of professional players from the LCW Festival Orchestra


GRIEG Holberg Suite

RESPIGHI 3rd Suite of Ancient Airs and Dances

(All repertoire is accessible free of charge on

Workshop Location

Abacus Arts, 2A Browning Street, London, SE17 1LN UK 

Workshop Fee


The workshop fee covers the following: 

  • all administration charges

  • tuition

  • certificate of participation


The fee does not cover travel to London, transport within London, accommodation or food and drink during the course. Participants must provide their own scores and batons. 

Each day starts at 10.00am and includes at least 5 hours of tuition, followed by a brief feedback session.

The tutors for this course will be Dr John Farrer and Professor Howard Williams.

This Workshop is now taking applications

Please note, you do NOT need to have participated in any of our previous courses to participate.

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