Conductor | North American Representation
Acclaim
“The highlight of the concert for this listener (and one of the highlights of the season, actually) was Walker's performance of "Scheherazade”… His affection came through in almost every bar. Walker painted vivid pictures but also told the story. It was a case of balancing the special effects of the orchestration with the pacing of the whole. He coaxed all the voluptuary shapes in the broad string melodies, made the dances nimble and crisp, and vaulted the tricky transitions in single bounds. He never pushed and made the cinematic climaxes the old-fashioned way, by earning them. This was all helped by a light touch (call it taste) and an attention to instrumental balances; we could hear everything.”
Orange County Register

"One of the 10 Brightest New Stars of 2007"

BBC Music Magazine
"Walker's easy manner on the podium is a tonic"
The Financial Times
"One of Britain's most promising young conductors."
The Independent
"Garry Walker's cool-headed direction was thrilling."
The Times
"Garry Walker was absolutely at the top of his form in an interpretation that projected the sheer beauty of the work."
The Herald
"[Garry Walker] has an already firm grip on [Vaughan Williams' Sea Symphony] outline and he obtained a performance of undoubtedly high quality."
Edinburgh Evening News
"With Garry Walker in storming form to direct his old band, they turned out a stonking concert that was electrifying to experience and a thrill to review."
The Herald
"The composers have conductor Garry Walker's safe pair of hands to thank."
The Scotsman
"In this concert, Walker's first main-season event since his appointment as principal guest conductor of the RSNO, there was a palpable reciprocal pride and confidence between players and conductor. Anyone wondering whether he could bring a much-needed breath of fresh air into the RSNO's playing would have been left in no doubt by the end of this concert. Walker brought suppleness, variety and a definite sting to the music."
The Telegraph
"[Garry] Walker has proved to be one of the most versatile conductors around."
Classical Music
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