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Sally Walker - flute

Australian flautist Sally Walker has been hailed as "a young master of both the early wooden as well as the silver flute... atmospheric, fine musicianship" (Hamburger Rundeschau); "a godly flexibility and colouring in her most soul-stirring tone formation ... breathtaking musicality" (Die Rheinpfalz); "sustained brilliance" (Canberra Times). She was Grand-finalist in the Leonardo de Lorenzo International Flute Competition (Italy), won 2nd Prize in the Friedrich Kuhlau International Flute Competition (Germany) and was awarded prizes from the DAAD, Ian Potter Cultural Fund and the Queen's Trust.

She has toured and recorded with the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, is a former Principal Flute of the Deutsche Kammerakademie Neuss and has performed as Guest Principal Flute with the City of Birmingham Orchestra, BBC National Orchestra of Wales, NDR Radio Philharmonie Hannover and the Australian Chamber Orchestra. She has worked with conductors including Sir Simon Rattle, Sir Roger Norrington, Riccardo Chailly, Gustavo Dudamel and performed in the Festivals of Salzburg, Lucerne and the London Proms. From 2003–2005 she played full-time with the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra and in the following year was appointed Lecturer of Flute at the University of Newcastle.

Alongside her chamber music activities, Sally devotes herself passionately to both Early and Contemporary Music. She has performed in over twenty countries and numerous composers have dedicated works to her. In 2013 she premiered Andrew Ford's piece composed for her entitled Once upon a time there were two brothers... with the Shanghai String Quartet at the Melbourne Festival. She has a long-standing collaborative relationship with Elena Kats-Chernin, having written the text for Flute Ancestry and premiered the flute and piano version of Blue Silence as well as other works arranged for her. Three of Elena's works appear on her Kaleidoscope CD together with pianist Philip Mayers.

Sally Walker has appeared with the Zelman Symphony in the following concerts:

17 September 2017 - Shostakovich 13 - Babi Yar
5 December 2015 - Russian Dance

The above details were supplied by the individual performer and were current at the time of their last performance with the Zelman Symphony.

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