Conducting Courses

Instrumental Conducting Courses and Seminars – Peter Stark’s renowned three-day courses are intensive, and focus on the individual. By operating in small groups (8 students maximum), emphasis is placed on observing individual skills and difficulties as demonstrated in workshop sessions. Communication, baton technique and posture (Alexander Technique included) are at the heart of the work. In 2016 Peter will also be running for the first time one-day seminars for those who wish to investigate the basics of conducting. Dates for 2016 are: Seminars 1, 2 & 3 – March 22nd, 23rd & 24th, 2016 Course 50 – 5th July until 7th July, 2016 Course 51 – 30th August until 1st September, 2016

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Peter Stark

Passion for conducting, inspirational leadership and dedication to teaching define Peter Stark’s career. An infectious spirit of adventure and the belief that music exists in everyone are at the heart of Peter’s lifelong love of classical music and musicianship.

As evidenced by awards and accolades of excellence, Peter’s vision of music for all inspires his work as mentor and professional, for example as Series Mentor to the BBC TV series Maestro (http://www.bbc.co.uk/musictv/maestro), and as Rehearsal Director to the European Union Youth Orchestra.

Peter remains dedicated to the advancement of sharing his vision. In addition to his professorship at the Royal College of Music, he was Coach and Conductor-in Residence-to the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain for 25 years.


This summer is full, even by the normal saturated standards! The central work with EUYO in Grafenegg, Austria is surrounded by courses in Derbyshire, Hertfordshire and a first with the Young Artists Festival as part of the Bayreuth Festival in Germany. Two conducting courses, both fully subscribed complete a holiday period with no time for mischief, and not much for relaxation!

Once the autumn term begins in September the new year at the Royal College of Music is interspersed with master classes at the China Conservatory in Beijing, and the State Conservatory of St Petersburg. There is also some time to fit in concerts with exciting repertoire, including one at the American International School of Guangzhou, China


Lesson enquiries...

Individual sessions are available to anyone. These can be in either London or at my home near Fordingbridge in Hampshire. I am also very happy to teach using Skype so that you can apply for one wherever you are! A lesson should be booked usually about at least one month beforehand. If you would like to book a lesson, please click here…



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