Meet The Artists - Adam Walker

Adam Walker

At the forefront of a new generation of wind soloists, Adam Walker was appointed principal flute of the London Symphony Orchestra in 2009 at the age of 21 and received the Outstanding Young Artist Award at MIDEM Classique in Cannes. In 2010 he won a Borletti-Buitoni Trust Fellowship Award and was shortlisted for the Royal Philharmonic Society Outstanding Young Artist Award.

An ambassador for the flute with a ferocious appetite for repertoire, Adam’s interests range from the less well-known French Baroque through to newly commissioned works. In 2011 he gave the world premiere of Brett Dean’s The Siduri Dances with the BBC National Orchestra of Wales and in 2013 Marin Alsop invited him to give the world premiere of Kevin Puts’ Flute Concerto at the Cabrillo Festival. The London Symphony Orchestra and BBT jointly commissioned Huw Watkins to write a flute concerto which Adam premiered in February 2014 under Daniel Harding.

As a soloist Adam performs with the major UK orchestras including BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra at the Southbank Centre’s ‘The Rest is Noise’ Festival and with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, Hallé, Bournemouth Symphony, Northern Sinfonia, City of Birmingham Symphony and is a regular visitor to the BBC National Orchestra of Wales. Further afield he has performed with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, Seattle Symphony, Seoul Philharmonic, Vienna Chamber Orchestra, Solistes Européens, Luxembourg and the RTE National Symphony Orchestra. Recital highlights include LSO St. Luke’s, City of London Festival, Newbury Spring Festival, Varese (Italy), Mecklenburg-Vorpommern Festspiele and the Utrecht Chamber Music Festival. He appears regularly at Wigmore Hall where he has recently worked with Brett Dean, pianists Angela Hewitt and James Baillieu, guitarist Morgan Szymanski and singers Bernarda Fink and Karina Gauvin. 

Born in 1987, Adam Walker studied at Chetham’s School of Music and the Royal Academy of Music with Michael Cox graduating with distinction in 2009 and winning 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).

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