Alice Farnham


Alice Farnham’s recent highlights include the Royal Opera House (The Fireworkmaker’s Daughter), Mariinsky Theatre (The Rape of Lucretia), Folkoperan Stockholm (Turandot, Satyagraha, and Carmen) Teatru Manoel Malta (Dido & Aeneas), Grange Park Opera (Falstaff), Singapore Lyric Opera (Die Zauberflöte), English Touring Opera (A Midsummer Night’s Dream), and the Guildhall School of Music & Drama (La Fedelta Premiata) and Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama (The Gondoliers). She was Music Director of Welsh National Youth Opera for the award-winning productions: Britten’s Paul Bunyan and Maxwell-Davies’ Kommilitonen!.

She has recently conducted the BBC Concert Orchestra, Malmö Opera Orchestra, Wermlands Opera, Dalasinfonietta, Gävle Synfoni, Nordiska Kammarorkester and Malta Philharmonic. Alice has been a Guest Conductor with many major ballet companies including the Royal Ballet Covent Garden, Birmingham Royal Ballet, Danish Royal Ballet, and English National Ballet.

Upcoming engagements include Calgary Opera (Norma), The Grange Festival (The Monster in the Maze), and National Youth Orchestra of Scotland.

Alice is Co-founder and Artistic Director of the ground-breaking Women Conductors at the Royal Philharmonic Society and the award-winning National Concert Hall Female Conductor Programme in Dublin. She has also taught in the US, Australia and Sweden. She was in the Top 40 BBC Woman’s Hour Music Power List 2018.

She trained for three years with the legendary conducting pedagogue Ilya Musin at the St. Petersburg State Conservatoire and is a graduate of Oxford University where she held an Organ Scholarship at St. Hugh’s College.