ALEXANDER WALKER (b 1973 )
Alexander Walker’s career has taken him all over the world. He is highly regarded for his interpretations of 19th- and 20th-century music from Central and Eastern Europe, and he has introduced British music to many audiences unfamiliar with it, throughout Europe and elsewhere. In 2017 the Elgar Society awarded him with the Elgar Medal for the work he has done to champion the composer’s music.
In the UK he works regularly as a guest conductor with many major orchestras, including the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, the BBC Philharmonic, City of London Sinfonia and the English Chamber Orchestra. International engagements include frequent appearances with the Russian State Symphony Orchestra, Musica Viva, New Russia State Symphony Orchestra, George Enescu Philharmonic and the Belgrade Philharmonic, as well as many other orchestras throughout Europe.
He has conducted at the Royal Opera House Covent Garden, touring with the Royal Ballet to the United States, at the Bolshoi and Mariinsky Theatres in Russia, and in South Korea, Japan and Singapore. He has been music director for productions for the Norwegian and Finnish National Operas and conducted the first ever production of an opera by Britten in Turkey for Istanbul State Opera.