2022 Winter Orchestra Workshop

15th – 17th July

Applications now open. APPLY HERE!

Musicians of all orchestral instruments gather on the north-west coast of Tasmania to play a major work for symphony orchestra.

(Registration is from 5pm on Friday, and the workshop finishes after an open rehearsal on the Sunday afternoon, at around 3pm.)
Where:  Camp Clayton, Ulverstone
Cost: The standard fee for the whole weekend fully catered will be approximately $245. As the application form is filled in a guide to deductions and surcharges appear. Do not pay anything until you receive a full invoice.
More information: here is the 2022 Information Sheet
Schedule for the Workshop: can be found here.

Sadly there are no facilities at this workshop for children.  All children and young people under 18yrs must be accompanied by an adult attending the workshop.

  • Camp Clayton’s Covid-19 policy applies
  • Camp Clayton is a NUT – FREE environment


The main work for the 2022 Winter Orchestra Workshop will be Schubert’s Symphony no.2*

The Breitkopf & Hartel Score and Parts can be found on IMSLP, or check the Sheet Music page in the menu.

*subject to change depending upon numbers and instrumentation.

The workshop is for players of intermediate to advanced level.

This year the Conductor will be Willem Van der Vis.

Conductor – Willem Van der Vis

Willem van der Vis

Willem Van der Vis gained a BSc (Hons) in physics before becoming a professional cellist with the West Australian Symphony Orchestra in 1980. He has also played with Orchestra Victoria and the New Zealand, Tasmanian, and Melbourne Symphony Orchestras.

Willem has since conducted many symphony orchestras, choirs, and musicals in and around Melbourne. He is currently Musical Director of the Maroondah Symphony Orchestra. Willem also conducts at orchestral workshops, schools and music camps around Australia, is in demand as an adjudicator, and holds workshops in conducting.

Previous Workshop Galleries

2022 Winter Orchestra Workshop (Schubert Symphony No. 2)

2021 Winter Orchestra Workshop (Beethoven Symphony No. 8)

2019 Winter Orchestra Workshop (Beethoven Symphony No. 5)

2018 Winter Orchestra Workshop (Haydn Symphony No. 103)

2017 Winter Orchestra Workshop (Beethoven Symphony No. 3)

2016 Winter Orchestra Workshop (Beethoven Symphony No. 2)

2015 Winter Orchestra Workshop (Mendelssohn Symphony No. 5)

2013 Winter Orchestra Workshop (Beethoven Symphony No. 7)

2012 Winter Orchestra Workshop (Beethoven Symphony No. 1)


Send questions about accommodation and other administrative matters to apply@lyco.org.au.

If you have questions about the music, instrumentation or standard expected, contact Musical Director Margaret Hoban, margaret@lyco.org.au.