2021 Winter Orchestra Workshop

Begins in 59 days.

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

Applications are now open.  Here is the Application Form.

When:  9th – 11th July
(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 is $240, but the application form will give a clearer indication of the cost as you fill it in. Do not send any money until you have received an invoice.
More information: can be found on the Information Sheet

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.


Thanks to Michael Horton for making the recording of last year’s open rehearsal available to us.  Scroll down to Previous Workshop Galleries and follow the link to 2019 Winter Orchestra Workshop to bring back wonderful memories!

And thanks to Willem Van der Vis for bringing his enthusiasm and insight, and exciting pieces of music to play.


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

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.