Concerts in New York, Romania and Moscow
The season 2016-17 will include concerts with Musica Viva in Moscow at Filharmonia II, as well as concerts in New York and a tour of Romania. Full season to be announced shortly.
Recording Sessions for next Havergal Brian Disc and Exciting new Project in Berlin
Recordings sessions for the next disc in the cycle of Havergal Brian Symphonies, nos. 8, 21 and 26 will take place in Moscow with Symphony Orchestra New Russia in September. This will be followed by a visit to Berlin to record a video with the for an exciting new project with the mezzo soprano Elisabeth Stuetzer - more news to follow.
From the new Academic Year, Alexander Walker has been appointed conductor of the Royal Academy of Music Junior Department Sinfonia and will also be teaching conducting at Trinity Laban Conservatoire.
Robin Walker CD release
May, 2016 saw the release on Toccata Classics of a disc of all the major orchestral music by Robin Walker by the Russian State Symphony Orchestra, Novaya Rossiya, conducted by Alexander Walker. The disc may be pre-ordered at this link.
Havergal Brian and Waghalter CD releases
CDs of symphonies by Havergal Brian and orchestral music by Ignatz Waghalter released in 2015 have been garnering. The Brian disc spent some weeks in the top 10 of the specialist Classical Chart and Robert-Matthew Walker wrote of it:
"This is an impressive and surprisingly successful record of some deeply impressive and wholly original music. One’s surprise is the quality and genuinely committed playing of the Moscow orchestra, which deliver performances of notable distinction, of music that is by no means easy to grasp and which poses problems to any ensemble that undertakes it. The undoubted success of this release has to be laid at the feet of Alexander Walker, who clearly has the grasp of this remarkably condensed and unique series of works."
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