Music Director/Conductor

Application deadline: 
Friday, 26 April 2024
Description of vacancy: 

Rehearsals: Tuesday evenings, City of London

Concert: Sat 6 July 2024, Holy Trinity Sloane Square, 7:30pm concert; 3:00-6:15 dress rehearsal


Borodin - Prince Igor Overture

Mozart - Symphony No 35 ("Haffner")


Tchaikovsky - Symphony No 5

The orchestra can provide digital scores for audition and rehearsal preparation. Rehearsal scores will be provided by the orchestra, so the auditioning conductors and successful candidate will not need to make a financial outlay.

About the Orchestra

Now in its 11th season, the Amati Orchestra is one of London’s advanced amateur orchestras. Recent performances include a sell-out performance of Mahler Symphony No 2 “Resurrection” at London's Cadogan Hall, Stravinsky The Rite of Spring and Firebird Suite, Shostakovich symphonies 5 & 10, and Mahler symphonies 1 & 5. The full list of past repertoire is available here:


Requirements + Responsibilities

Given the need to rehearse weekly in Central London, the GC should be London-based, and have the right to work in London.

The GC will be responsible for rehearsing the orchestra to a polished standard in preparation for a paying audience, and for conducting the orchestra in concert on Sat 6 July 2024 in Central London.

The GC should be available on Tuesday evenings to rehearse the orchestra, as per the Members page:

Rehearsals are Tuesdays 7:30-9:45pm at St Botolph’s-without-Aldersgate (EC1A 4EU) in the City of London, which has excellent transport links to: St Paul’s (3 min walk), Barbican (6 min walk), City Thameslink (8 min walk).

The concert is at Holy Trinity Sloane Square, with an afternoon rehearsal from 3-6:15pm.


Application Process

Please submit your biography detailing your experience, which can be a link to your website. In addition, please provide at least one video link of a recent performance that's representative of your work, skill, and experience. Video should demonstrate the ability to conduct complex works such as Tchaikovksy Symphony No. 5:

A shortlist of candidates will be invited to rehearse the orchestra, by way of audition. If needed, candidates will be invited for a 2nd round of auditions with the orchestra.



The following will apply for the successful candidate:

Rehearsal will be paid at a rate of £70 per hour. Per 2h 15m rehearsal, this equates to £157.50 per evening.

The same hourly rate will apply for the concert day afternoon dress rehearsal.

The concert will be paid at a rate of £75 per hour. For a 2 hour concert (including interval), this equates to £150.

These hourly rates take into account score preparation, the difficulty of the repertoire, and advanced level of rehearsal expected. The higher hourly concert rate also takes into account the added pressure of the performance.

The orchestra will not pay expenses.

Candidates will not be paid or reimbursed expenses for auditions.

The payment schedule will be agreed with the successful candidate.