Find us at:

Westminster School, London

Maison Du Sept, St Ambroise, Paris

London Conducting Workshop is organised and managed by Pawlina Bednarczyk of Arts-Wise.

Contact us at:

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Photograph of London courtesy of Rob Johnstone

This master class in orchestral conducting gives each conductor valuable time on the podium before our supportive professional orchestra

We are proud to offer the opportunity for conductors to discuss and refine points of technique and interpretation in a warm and friendly environment. Every full participant conducts the chosen piece each day, and conductors are required to attend every session.

Our workshops are for a maximum of 16 full participants, but we operate a waiting list and accept observers. Any conductor on the waiting list is strongly advised to attend as an observer, and will have first refusal on any place that becomes available. First-time applicants are particularly encouraged to attend any of our courses as observers, to gain an insight into the Workshop experience. Please see our application guide for further details.

Our London Workshop is usually held at a prestigious venue within Central London – most recently at Westminster School, which is situated just behind the glorious Westminster Abbey.  The School is a most appropriate venue, being the alma mater of many musicians including Henry Purcell and Sir Adrian Boult. Our course takes place from Monday to Friday, and each day you will have the opportunity to conduct a different work. This year for the first time we are including a concert performance at which all full participants will be invited to perform with our orchestra from one of the pieces studied during the week. The tutors will select the most appropriate piece for each conductor.

23 – 27 July 2018

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, with the exception of one informal social gathering. Participants must provide their own scores. Applications are via the form that is found here on our website, but if you have difficulty downloading it then please let us know and we will send you a copy by email.

A normal day starts at 10.00am and runs through until 5.30pm, followed by a brief feedback session. The concert day will be arranged slightly differently to accommodate the evening concert.

LCW Repertoire 2018:

Beethoven – Symphony No.2

Ravel – Suite: Ma mere l’oye

Wagner – Siegfried Idyll

Bartok – Divertimento for string orchestra

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


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