2022 Winter Orchestra Workshop

Begins in 170 days.

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

When:  15th – 17th July 2022
(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.
More information: here is the 2021 Information Sheet:  2021 WOW Information Sheet
Information for the 2022 Winter Orchestra Workshop will be published nearer to the time.
Sample schedule for the Workshop: can be found here here

The workshop is for players of intermediate to advanced level.
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 2021 Winter Orchestra Workshop was a Huge Success, well attended and great fun!!
The two main works for the 2021 Winter Orchestra Workshop were:

  • Ludwig van Beethoven – Symphony No. 8 in F Major (Op. 93)
  • Johann Strauss Jr – Die Fledermaus – Overture

and you can hear a recording of the Open Rehearsal listed in the Previous Workshop Galleries below:

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

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.