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's Balakirev Festival will be held in London at St John's Smith Square on 8th, 11th and 22nd November to honour the centenary of the composer's death. This outstanding figure of the 19th century has been unjustly neglected. Innovative composer, brilliant pianist and important conductor, Mili Alexeyevich Balakirev (1837 – 1910) was a pivotal figure in the development of a Russian musical language. more »