Alice Farnham is a British Conductor and trained at the St. Petersburg Conservatoire with the legendary pedagogue Ilya Musin.
She was Music Director of Welsh National Youth Opera for the critically acclaimed and award-winning productions of Maxwell-Davies’ Kommilitonen! and Britten’s Paul Bunyan. She was invited by Valery Gergiev to conduct The Rape of Lucretia at the Mariinsky Theatre in 2013 and 2015. Particularly interested in innovative and cross-genre productions, in 2016 Alice conducted the opera/dance hybrid Carmen Moves and Philip Glass’ Satygraha with Cirkus Cirkör at Folkoperan Stockholm.
Her guest conducting includes the Royal Opera House (David Bruce – The Fireworkmaker’s Daughter), Teatru Manoel Valetta (Dido & Aeneas), Grange Park Opera (Falstaff and I Capuleti e i Montecchi), Singapore Lyric Opera (Die Zauberlöte), Tête à Tête Opera (Charlotte Bray – Making Arrangements), English Touring Opera (A Midsummer Night’s Dream), and Bampton Classical Opera (Haydn – Le Pescatrice). She has also been a Guest Conductor with many major ballet companies including Royal Ballet Covent Garden, Birmingham Royal Ballet, Danish Royal Ballet, English National Ballet, Rambert Dance Company, Slovenia National Theatre, and Macedonia National Ballet.
She is enjoying a growing reputation in Sweden, and has recently worked with Folkoperan (Turandot), Wermlands Opera (Bernstein on Broadway), the Malmö Opera Orchestra, Dalasinfoniettan, Gävle Symphony Orchestra and the Nordiska Kammarorkester.