The late Patric Standford may have written these short pieces deliberately to provoke our feedback. If so, his success is reflected in the rich range of readers' comments appearing at the foot of most of the pages.
Garry Walker is a Scottish conductor and cellist. Born in Edinburgh in the 1970s, 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. 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