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Adam Walker

Fri 8.2 | Flute Concerto

Adam Walker, flute

In 2009, at the age of 21, Adam Walker was appointed principal flute of the London Symphony Orchestra. That same year he received the ‘Outstanding Young Artist Award’ at the MIDEM Classique Awards in Cannes. In 2010 he won a Borletti-Buitoni Trust Fellowship Award and was shortlisted for the Royal Philharmonic Society Outstanding Young Artist Award.

As a soloist, Adam has appeared with the Vienna Chamber Orchestra, Solistes Européens, Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, and with Hallé Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, the Northern Sinfonia, Bournemouth Symphony and City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestras. In 2011 he gave the world premiere of Brett Dean’s The Siduri Dances with the BBC National Orchestra of Wales and in 2013 returned to perform the Otaka Concerto.

Concert appearances include LSO St. Luke's, City of London Festival, Varese (Italy) and Festspiele Mecklenberg-Vorpommern.  Over the last year he has returned to Wigmore Hall on several occasions collaborating with Brett Dean, pianists Angela Hewitt and James Baillieu and singers Bernarda Fink and Karina Gauvin.

Future engagements include the premiere of a Flute Concerto by Huw Watkins with the London Symphony Orchestra, and his North American debut at the Cabrillo Festival on Opening Night, August 2, as soloist for the world premiere of Kevin Puts’ Flute Concerto.

Born in 1987, Walker studied at Chetham's School of Music and the Royal Academy of Music, graduating with distinction in 2009 and the HRH Princess Alice Prize for exemplary studentship. In 2004 he was a Concerto Finalist in the BBC Young Musicians Competition and in 2007 was selected for representation by Young Classical Artists Trust (YCAT). He is an Associate of the Royal Academy of Music.

Visit Adam Walker's page on the Young Concert Artist's website


Photo by: Sussie Ahlberg