VIDEO PODCAST: Discussion about Bernard Haitink (1929-2021), Salzburg, Roger Doyle's Finnegans Wake Project, the English Symphony Orchestra, the Chopin Competition Warsaw, Los Angeles Opera and other subjects in our hour-long November 2021 video.
Garry Walker is a Scottish conductor and cellist. Born in Edinburgh in 1974, he graduated from the Royal Northern College of Music and Manchester University in 1995, and won the Leeds Conductors Competition in 1999.
He is conductor of the Edinburgh Youth Orchestra, principal guest with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra, permanent guest with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and principal conductor of the Paragon Ensemble.
Ensemble. Symbolism and Realism - Mike Wheeler experiences Opera North's new production of Verdi's 'Rigoletto'
Ensemble. Contemporary Resonances - Opera North's production of Martinů's 'Greek Passion', reviewed by Mike Wheeler
Ensemble. Totally Individual - The first performance of David Sawer's opera 'The Skating Rink' impresses Roderic Dunnett
Ensemble. Excellent Track-record - Mike Wheeler is impressed by Opera North's 'Billy Budd'
Ensemble. Orchestral Colours - Garry Walker conducts Sinfonia Viva, heard by Mike Wheeler