Adam completed his studies in 2009, graduating with distinction, having been a Concerto Finalist in the BBC Young Musician Competition, and, at 21 years old, was appointed principal flute for the London Symphony Orchestra. He was the winner of the Outstanding Young Artist Award at MIDEM Classique in Cannes, was awarded a Borletti-Buitoni Trust Fellowship Award and was shortlisted for the Royal Philharmonic Society Outstanding Young Artist Award.
Adam is a champion of new music and premieres to date include Brett Dean’s The Siduri Dances with the BBC National Orchestra of Wales (2011), Kevin Puts’ Flute Concerto at the Cabrillo Festival (2013) and, in 2014, a flute concerto by Huw Watkins, commissioned jointly by The London Symphony Orchestra and BBT, conducted by Daniel Harding.
As a soloist Adam Walker has performed with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, Hallé, Northern Sinfonia and City of Birmingham Symphony to name but a few. Upcoming engagements include a return to the US for performances with the Seattle Symphony and Baltimore Symphony Orchestra with Marin Alsop, as well as a debut with the Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra under Mikko Frank. Closer to home he embarks on a new collaboration with harpsichordist Mahan Esfahani at the Newbury Spring Festival.
Faculties / departments: Woodwind
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