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Scorereading & Pageturning
• Rehearsal call for evening performance (90 mins maximum break) £100
• Rehearsal call for matinee performance (90 mins maximum break) £75
• Concert call for evening performance £75
• Concert call for matinee performance £50
• Rehearsal call with break exceeding 90 mins and/or extended rehearsal call (exceeding 3 hours) £125-£150
• Same day multiple concerts: fee by negotiation £150-£200
• Rehearsal and studio calls: days preceding or without concert engagement £37.50 per 3-hour call, £12.50 each additional hour onsite
• Fee by negotiation for high complexity and/or durational performance £125-£150

Consultation, Mentoring & Orchestral Library Work
£22.50 per hour / £180 daily rate

Surtitle Preparation & Running
Per project

Guest Conducting, Assistant Conducting & Cover Conducting
Per project

Musical Direction, Creative Direction & Workshop Direction
Per project

Coaching, Masterclasses & Adjudication
£100 per hour 

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Recent Posts

Turning the Page for the Arts

Originally posted at Journal of Beautiful Business:

template-258x173-1A conversation with the conductor and page turner Kelly Lovelady

Tim Leberecht

Artists have suffered tremendously from the pandemic. Many have lost their income and realized that the safety net protecting them is even more fragile than they had feared. Add to this the underlying socio-economic challenges that the cultural critic William Deresiewicz aptly depicts in his recent book, The Death of the Artist: How Creators Are Struggling to Survive in the Age of Billionaires and Big Tech. At first glance, the democratization of the arts through digital technology might let you conclude that “There’s never been a better time to be an artist.” Many artists, however, feel differently: There’s never been a worse time to be one. Despite (or in fact, because of) the gig economy, as well as the long tail of digital platforms and crowdsourced funding mechanisms, revenue for most creators is falling. They may now have “universal access” to the audience, but “at the price of universal impoverishment,” as Deresiewicz puts it.

As we are all desperately wanting to turn the page and open a new chapter, I spoke with someone who’s not just an artist but also professional page turner: London-based Australian conductor Kelly Lovelady. Lovelady is the founding Artistic Director of Ruthless Jabiru, a chamber orchestra dedicated to exploring humanitarian and social justice stories through new music to promote compassion, sustainability, and social consciousness. Continue reading

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