Nicholas Walker

Nicholas Walker, described by the BBC Music Magazine as possessing "the flair of a full-scale virtuoso and a sparkling intelligence", studied at the Royal Academy of Music and at the Moscow Conservatoire.

"a prodigy of awesome technical fluency backed by exceptional artistry"

Winner of the first Newport International Piano Competition, Nicholas has performed with major British Orchestras, recorded for BBC Radio 3, Cirrus, ASV, BMG Arte Nova, and Chandos, and given recitals worldwide. The first two discs of his recording of the complete Balakirev piano music for ASV received great critical acclaim, as has his recent live recording of the Liapunov Sonata on Danacord. more »


Nicholas Walker celebrates the release of Volume 1 in his series of recordings of the complete piano music of Balakirev for Naxos Grand Piano with a concert at St John’s, Smith Square in London on Tuesday, 1st October, 2013, at 7:30 p.m. This disc includes a substantial early sonata - previously never performed, published or recorded. A video of the Mazurka from the 1905 Sonata can be found here

Other videos can be accessed via Nicholas Walker’s YouTube channel - as well as here and here

The programme for the recital on 1st October is:

  • Haydn: Sonata in B flat major XVI/41
  • Beethoven: Sonata in F minor, Op.57 (Appasionata)
  • Liszt: Two concert studies: Waldesrauschen and Gnomenreigen
  • Schubert: Drei Klavierstücke D.946
  • Balakirev: Sonata in B flat minor (1905)

Tickets for the concert can be bought online here

A review of his last concert at St John’s Smith Square can be found here

Nicholas Walker
Balakirev Piano Music Vol.1 (ASV)

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