Alice Farnham


Alice Farnham is listed in the Classic FM Today’s Ten Best Women Conductors and in the BBC Woman’s Hour Music Power List.

Recent engagements include concerts with Royal Scottish National Orchestra, BBC Concert Orchestra, and Southbank Sinfonia. She has been a Guest Conductor on productions at Royal Opera House, Mariinsky Theatre, Calgary Opera, Folkoperan Stockholm, Wermlands Opera Karlstad, Grange Park Opera, and Teatru Manoel Valetta. She has conducted opera productions at Royal Academy of Music, Guildhall School of Music & Drama, and the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama. She has been Music Director for award-winning productions at Welsh National Youth Opera including Maxwell-Davies’ Kommilitonen!

Alice has conducted much of the standard ballet repertoire with companies including the Royal Ballet Covent Garden, Birmingham Royal Ballet, Danish Royal Ballet and Ballet Preljocaj. She is the author of In Good Hands – The Making of a Modern Conductor (Faber 2023). She is Artistic Director of Women Conductors with the Royal Philharmonic Society and National Concert Hall Dublin Female Conductor Programme and is much sought after as a teacher. She was Organ Scholar at St. Hugh’s College, Oxford University, and trained for three years with the legendary pedagogue Ilya Musin in St. Petersburg.