Adam Walker was appointed principal flute of the London Symphony Orchestra at the age of 21. In 2009 he received the Outstanding Young Artist Award at MIDEM Classique, the following year won a Borletti-Buitoni Trust Fellowship and was shortlisted for the Royal Philharmonic Society Young Artist Award. Adam’s repertoire ranges from Baroque repertoire to newly commissioned works. As a soloist, he regularly performs with the major orchestras all over the globe. Adam is an alumnus of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center’s prestigious Bowers Program. In 2018 he founded the Orsino Ensemble, with a mission to showcase the depth and versatility of the wind chamber repertoire. His first recital recording for Chandos label was released in spring 2021; “French Works for Flute” saw him praised in Gramophone for his “clear, cool, bright tone, effortless technique and finely nuanced expressiveness”. Adam studied at Chetham’s School of Music with Gitte Sorensen and at the Royal Academy of Music with Michael Cox, graduating with distinction in 2009 and winning the HRH Princess Alice Prize for exemplary studentship. He was appointed professor at the Royal College of Music in 2017.
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