How much is a Conductor in London for a 3-hour session?


New Member
What are the normal rates for a conductor in London for a 3-hour session?

Let's say everything has been orchestrated, arranged and fixed.

Strings only for a commercial album.

Roughly how much?


Active Member
You're asking this in the sample library forum. Maybe someone might know, but must of us live behind computer screens, not podiums.


New Member
Factoring a base rate for an orchestral player at approx £250-£300 per 2 hr session. a session conductor would expect 1.5 to 2 times that.


Senior Member
Orchestral sessions are by the three hour block.

And besides, leaders generally are 1.5-2x the regular musician rate.

Conductors are generally 3-4x the regular musician rate.

But, it will depend.


Senior Member
Depends on the conducter and where in London. If there are any union rates @Daryl would probably know.

But it sounds like you're asking how much Thai food costs in London. It all depends on quality, location, availability and demand.

I can recommend Ben Foster but couldn't find any website or anything for him.
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