Alexander Walker has been developing regular working relationships with many orchestras around the world including the leading orchestras in the UK, Poland, Finland, Denmark, Turkey, Romania and the Balkans.
He regularly conducts Musica Viva in Moscow and, in addition to his recording work with the orchestra, he has conducted them in major Moscow concert halls. He has collaborated with Musica Viva in a range of repertoire from Mozart to the present day, giving the Russian premiere of a number of works by Ades, MacMillan, Kendall, David Matthews, Ter Veldhuis and others.
Alexander has also been forging a relationship with the Enescu Philharmonic Orchestra and Chorus in Bucharest where highlights have included the Bucharest premiere of Elgar’s Dream of Gerontius and the first performance of Szymanowski’s Symphony no. 3 at the Atheneum Roman since 1937 when the composer’s sister Stanislawa Korwin-Szymanowska had been soloist.
Alexander has worked regularly for the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, and in addition to conducting performances of the Nutcracker for the Royal Ballet there, he has toured with the company to the Mariinsky and Bolshoi Theatres in Russia, the Metropolitan Opera, Kennedy Centre and elsewhere in the USA, as well as to Japan, Singapore, Korea and Turkey.
He has been the Music Director for productions of Swan Lake for the Finnish National Ballet and the Nutracker for the Norwegian National Ballet as well as conducting Cinderella for Scottish Ballet and Romeo and Juliet for Northern Ballet Theatre.
His operatic repertoire includes the large-scale operas of Verdi, Puccini, Mozart and Tchaikovsky, as well as Tobias and the Angel, Carmen, Rusalka, Tristan und Isolde, Verbum Nobile (Moniuszko), A Life for the Tsar, Ariadne auf Naxos, Gli Equivoci nel sembiante, Le Postillon de Lonjumeau (Adam) and Paradise Moscow.
He was given the privilege of conducting the first ever production of an opera by Benjamin Britten to be staged in Turkey, The Turn of the Screw for Istanbul State Opera in 2011, along with the first production of Julian Grant’s new opera Prophet and Loss for Oundle International Festival.