Nicholas Walker studied at the Royal Academy of Music and the Moscow Conservatory. Winner of the first Newport International Piano competition, he has performed with major British Orchestras, given recitals worldwide, and recorded for the BBC, BMG Arte Nova, ASV, Chandos and Danacord labels. He is also sought after as an imaginative and sensitive accompanist. Although his Beethoven performances have brought him special critical acclaim, and his performances of lyrical and late romantic piano music have also been highly praised, he is best known for championing the neglected leader of ‘The Mighty Handful’, Mili Alekseyevich Balakirev. In 2010 he organised the Balakirev Centenary concerts in London. Described in the Financial Times as the nearest thing to a natural Balakirev performer, Nicholas Walker is currently recording Balakirev’s complete piano music for Grand Piano. He also teaches at the Royal Academy of Music.
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