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Adam Walker – Flute

Described by The Guardian as ‘an outstanding performer… his playing… remarkable’, Adam Walker has established himself at the forefront of a new generation of wind soloists. He studied with Gitte Sorensen at Chetham’s School of Music and with Michael Cox at the Royal Academy of Music, graduating with distinction in 2009 and winning the HRH Princess Alice Prize for exemplary studentship. That year, at the age of twenty-one, he was appointed principal flute of the London Symphony Orchestra and received the Outstanding Young Artist Award at MIDEM Classique; in 2010 he won a Borletti-Buitoni Trust Fellowship and was shortlisted for the Young Artist Award of the Royal Philharmonic Society. He performs regularly as a soloist with the major UK orchestras, including the BBC Philharmonic, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, London Symphony Orchestra, Hallé, Ulster Orchestra, Scottish Chamber Orchestra, and BBC National Orchestra of Wales, and further afield has appeared at the Grant Park Music Festival in Chicago and with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, Seattle Symphony, Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra, Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra, Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra, Malmö Symfoniorkester, Tampere Filharmonia, Wiener Kammer Orchester, Solistes Européens, Luxembourg, and RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra.

A committed chamber musician with a curious and creative approach to repertoire, Adam Walker took up his place on the prestigious Bowers Program of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center in 2018, touring with the Society both at Lincoln Center and across the United States for three seasons. Soon after, he launched the Orsino Ensemble, focusing on the repertoire for wind quintet. Recent highlights of his chamber music activities include appearances at LSO St Luke’s, deSingel in Antwerp, Musée du Louvre, Elbphilharmonie Hamburg, Alte Oper Frankfurt, and chamber music festivals of Utrecht, West Cork, Delft, and Moritzburg. He appears regularly at the Wigmore Hall, London, where he has recently collaborated with Brett Dean, Tabea Zimmermann, Cédric Tiberghien, Angela Hewitt, Mahan Esfahani, Ailish Tynan, and Sean Shibe. Adam Walker was appointed professor at the Royal College of Music in 2017.