Biographical Information TIM WALKER Hon ARAM - Guitarist, Teacher, Composer
"A player of exceptional quality. An asset to any teaching establishment." Pierre Boulez
"A superb musician! I have written several works especially for him. As a teacher he is inspiring, a splendid communicator." Sir Peter Maxwell Davies
Timothy Walker is acclaimed internationally as a brilliant virtuoso of the highest rank. He has played in over 50. countries.
"The audience was in the presence of a great musician."
O Globo - Brazil
His repertoire ranges from folk inspired to classical and the most complex of modern scores.
"An exceptionally fine programme." Kansas City - USA
Walker began playing at 12, and was invited to study in Spain with the great maestro, Narciso Yepes. In addition to his solo career, Walker is recognised as one of the foremost guitarists in the world of chamber music, and has encouraged composers to use the instrument more in ensemble works.
He has played with the London Sinfonietta, BBC Symphony Orchestra, Royal Opera Covent Garden, the Nash Ensemble, the Lindsay Quartet and many other leading ensembles.
Besides recitals, radio and TV he has recorded with some of the world's finest singers and instrumentalists including Robert Tear, Philip Langridge and Sarah Walker. He has performed in duo with John Williams.
He has given masterclasses on 5 continents and is a professor at the Royal Academy of Music in London. (He teaches in Spanish and French as well as in English.)
A number of his compositions and arrangements have been published and recorded.
"Timothy Walker's Lorelei is an exceptional work."
Guitar Magazine, about John Williams' recording
Of his Concerto for a Rainbow - "Welcome - Rainbow. A new star in the heaven of music!" Ouest France
To date he has made over 30 recordings and has recently recorded all the guitar works of Sir Peter Maxwell Davies (Master of the Queen's Music) for Maxopus, his website.
Of Classical Folk (Helios COM 88027) "Few records offer more joie de vivre." Classical Music
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TIMOTHY WALKER ON YOUTUBE Search for timwalkerguitarist to see and hear Tim playing many of his own compositions and other major works from the guitar repertoire.
TIMOTHY WALKER can soon be heard on the website for Sir Peter Maxwell Davies, playing Max's later works for guitar.
Listen to Timothy Walker playing his compositions:
A new CD, Walker Plays Walker is now available and can be obtained direct from the address below. It will also soon be available at www.tutti.co.uk where it can be purchased by credit transaction on-line.
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Timothy Walker plays
a movement from his
African Light Suite
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