Described by Classic FM as one of the top 5 international flautists, in 2009, at the age of 21, Adam Walker was appointed principal flute of the London Symphony Orchestra and 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 at the Konzerthaus, the Solistes Européens at the Philharmonie in Luxembourg, Academy of St. Martin in the Fields at the Barbican, Hallé Orchestra at Bridgewater Hall, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra at Cadogan Hall, and with the Northern Sinfonia, Bournemouth Symphony and City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestras. In 2011 he gave the world première of Brett Dean’s Concerto The Siduri Dances with the BBC National Orchestra of Wales and in 2013 returns to perform the Otaka Concerto.
Concert appearances include LSO St. Luke’s (broadcast by BBC Radio 3), 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. He returns as a guest principal with the Chamber Orchestra of Europe.
Future engagements include his debut at the Cabrillo Festival, and the première of a Flute Concerto by Huw Watkins with the London Symphony Orchestra conducted by Daniel Harding. In 2013 he returns to Wigmore Hall with pianist James Baillieu and guitarist Morgan Szymanski and releases his first CD.
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 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.