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Biography

Flautist Sally Walker has been hailed by the press 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” (The Canberra Times).

Flautist Sally Walker returned to Australia in 2006 after having been in Europe for 9 years where she was a member of the Kölner Kammerorchester and Principal Flute of the Deutsche Kammerakademie Neuss before playing full-time with the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra. She has worked with conductors including Riccardo Chailly, Herbert Blomstedt, Gustavo Dudamel and Sir Roger Norrington. She toured with the Berlin Philharmonic under Sir Simon Rattle to the London Proms, the Lucerne and Salzburg Festivals and has played as Guest Principal with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, NDR Radio Philharmonie Hanover, the Kammerakademie Potsdam, BBC National Orchestra of Wales, Manchester Camerata, Neues Rheinisches Kammerorchester, Heidelberger Sinfoniker, the Australian Opera and Ballet, Adelaide and Queensland Symphony Orchestras. She has performed as soloist on modern flute, baroque flute and piccolo with the Klassische Philharmonie Bonn, the Dortmund Philharmonic Orchestra, Neues Rheinisches Kammerorchester and as finalist in the De Lorenzo International Flute Competition with the L'Accademia Filarmonica Verona. She won 2nd Prize in the Friedrich Kuhlau International Flute Competition in Germany and was the recipient of the Ian Potter Foundation Cultural Award, the German Government scholarship and the Queen's Trust Prize.

She graduated from the University of Sydney where she studied with Geoffrey Collins, the Hochschule fur Musik und Theater Hannover (Class of Prof. Andrea Lieberknecht) and the Hochschule fur Musik und Theater München (Class of Prof. Andràs Adorjàn) gaining both her Artists' and Soloists' diplomas with excellence. She also undertook private postgraduate study in Montreal with Prof. Timothy Hutchins, in Berlin with Prof. Michael Hasel and attended the William Bennett International Flute School in the UK. She has been a guest Lecturer for the Royal Irish Academy of Music, Australian National Academy of Music, Sydney Conservatorium of Music and is Lecturer in Flute at the University of Newcastle.

She has performed with the Südwest and Mitteldeutsche Radio Orchestras, the Dortmund Philharmonic Orchestra, the Sydney and Tasmanian Symphony Orchestras and has played with Early Music ensembles such as Das Neue Orchester Köln, the Leipzig Chamber Orchestra, Neues Bachisches Collegium Leipzig where she worked with conductors including Christopher Hogwood, Phillipe Herreweghe and Christoph Spering. She is deeply committed to chamber music and has collaborated with Pianists Clemens Leske, Philip Mayers, Ian Munro and Gabriella Pusner, Cellists Steven Isserlis, Geoffrey Gartner and Rachel Scott; Singers Jenny Duck-Chong, Alison Morgan, Christopher Allan and Paul McMahon; Guitarists Anthony Field and Giuseppe Zangari, Harpsichordist Rosalind Halton, Organist Philip Matthias, Ghanaian singer/multi-instrumentalist Afro Moses, the Australia Ensemble, Kammer, Ensemble Offspring, Halcyon and in other collaborations ranging from early music to modern dance. Australian composers Michael Askill, Andrew Chubb, Colin Spiers, Andrew Ford, Elena Kats-Chernin and Paul Stanhope have composed for her as well as Knut Müller (Germany) and Coco Nelegatti (Argentina).

Sally has performed in over twenty countries and numerous composers have dedicated works to her, including Michael Askill, Jim Chapman, Andrew Ford, Elena Kats-Chernin, Knut Mueller, Coco Nelegatti, Colin Spiers, Paul Stanhope and Melita White. In February, she released three CDs: “ Kaleidoscope”, “French Miniatures” and “Hemispheres” which feature many premieres.

Her former students are performing in orchestras in Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong, the USA, the UK, Germany and Sweden and undertaking postgraduate study in the UK, the Netherlands, Germany and the USA.

Qualifications

  • Master of Music, University of Music & Performing Arts - Munich, 11/12/2002
  • Diplom Meisterklasse (Soloists Diploma), Hochschule fuer Musik und Theater Munich - Germany, 31/12/2002
  • Diplom Kuensterischeausbilding (Artists Diploma), Hochschule fuer Musik und Theater Munich - Germany, 31/12/2000
  • Graduate Diploma in Music, Hanover University of Music, 29/06/2000
  • Bachelor of Music, University of Sydney, 01/03/1996

Research

Research keywords

  • Australian Music
  • Early Music
  • Flute
  • Orchestral Music
  • Piccolo

Research expertise

Flautist Sally Walker returned to Australia in 2006 after having been in Europe for 9 years where she was a member of the Cologne Chamber Orchestra and Principal Flute of the Deutsche Kammerakademie Neuss before playing full-time with the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra. She has worked with conductors including Riccardo Chailly, Herbert Blomstedt, Kurt Masur and Sir Roger Norrington. She toured with the Berlin Philharmonic under Sir Simon Rattle to the London Proms, the Lucerne and Salzburg Festivals and has played as Guest Principal with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, NDR Radio Philharmonie Hanover, the Kammerakademie Potsdam, the Australian Opera and Ballet, Adelaide Symphony and Queensland Orchestras. She has performed as soloist on modern flute, baroque flute and piccolo with the Klassische Philharmonie Bonn, the Dortmund Philharmonic Orchestra, Neues Rheinisches Kammerorchester and as finalist in the De Lorenzo International Flute Competition with the L'Accademia Filarmonica Verona. She won 2nd Prize in the Friedrich Kuhlau International Flute Competition in Germany and was the recipient of the Ian Potter Foundation Cultural Award, the German Government scholarship and the Queen's Trust Prize.

She Graduated from the University of Sydney where she studied with Geoffrey Collins, the Hochschule fur Musik und Theater Hannover (Class of Prof. Andrea Lieberknecht) and the Hochschule fur Musik und Theater Munchen (Class of Prof. Andras Adorjan) gaining both her artists' and soloists' diplomas with excellence. She also undertook private postgraduate study in Montreal with Prof. Timothy Hutchins, in Berlin with Prof. Michael Hasel and attended the William Bennett International Flute School in the UK. She has been a guest Lecturer for the Australian National Academy of Music, The Sydney Conservatorium of Music and is Lecturer in Flute at the Newcastle Conservatorium of Music, The University of Newcastle.

She has performed with the Sudwest and Mitteldeutsche Radio Orchestras, the Sydney and Tasmanian Symphony Orchestras and has played with early music ensembles such as Das Neue Orchester Koln, the Leipzig Chamber Orchestra, Neues Bachisches Collegium Leipzig where she worked with conductors including Christopher Hogwood, Phillipe Herriweghe and Christoph Spering. Her love of chamber music has led to performances with the Australia Ensemble, Kammer, Guitarist Anthony Field, Pianists Clemens Leske and Gabriella Pusner in other collaborations ranging from early music to modern dance. Australian composers Michael Askill, Elena Kats-Chernin and Paul Stanhope have composed for her as well as Knut Muller (Germany) and Coco Nelegatti (Argentina).

Languages

  • German

Fields of Research

CodeDescriptionPercentage
190407Music Performance50
190409Musicology And Ethnomusicology25
199999Studies In The Creative Arts And Writing Not Elsewhere Classified25

Awards

Distinction.

1999Cultural Award
Ian Potter Foundation (Australia)
Support to attend William Bennett's International Flute Summer School and participate in International Music competitions.
1999Silver Jubilee Award
Queen's Trust (Australia)
Support to attend William Bennett's International Flute Summer School and participate in International Music competitions.
1998Academic Exchange Scholarship
Deutsche Akademische Austauschdienst (DAAD) (Germany)
Postgraduate study in Germany

Recognition.

20032nd Prize
"Friedrich Kuhlau"International Flute Competition (Germany)
International Music Competition
1999Grand Finalist
"Leonardo de Lorenzo" International Flute Competition, Viggiano (Australia)
International Music Competition

Administrative

Administrative expertise

  • Newcastle Flute Society President since 2013, committee member since 2007
  • University of Newcastle Woodwind Strand Co-ordinator since 2010
  • Teaching and Learning Committee Music representative 2010
  • Course Co-ordinator Principal Study Second Year since 2010
  • Newcastle Conservatorium Scholarship Committee 2012
  • Course Co-ordinator Creative and Analytical Studies in Music 2012
  • Appeals Committe Music representative 2012

Teaching

Teaching keywords

  • Flute

Teaching expertise

Sally Walker has been a guest Lecturer for the Royal Irish Academy of Music, the Australian National Academy of Music, The Sydney Conservatorium of Music and is Lecturer in Flute at the Newcastle Conservatorium of Music, The University of Newcastle.

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Publications

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Journal article (1 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2014Walker SKA, 'Judith Clingan: So Good a Thing', Limelight online, March 2014 n/a (online journal) (2014)

Creative Work (27 outputs)

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2014Walker SKA, Expressions of Identity. SBS Youth Orchestra with soloists Sally Walker (flute) and James Eccles (viola), conducted by Geoffrey Gartner. Works by Sibelius, Bloch, Brahms, Dvorak., Riverside Theatre, Parramatta, Sydney, Sydney, Australia (2014)
2013Walker SK, Mayers P, Hemispheres. Mystical Journeys through Four Continents. CD production. Sally Walker Flute, Philip Mayers Piano., Mendelssohn Haus, Leipzig, Germany, Sydney, Australia (2013) [J1]
2013Walker SKA, Mayers P, ¿French Miniatures¿ Walker, flute and Philip Mayers, piano (Chartreuse label: 318420130203), Concert Hall, Frankesche Stiftung, Halle, Germany, Sydney, Australia (2013) [J1]
2013Walker SKA, Mayers P, Kaleidoscope. Sally Waker - flute, Philip Mayers - piano, Frankesche Stiftung Concert Hall, Halle, Germany, Sydney, Australia (2013) [J1]
2013Walker SKA, Performance of and talk about Anne Boyd's "Red Sun, Chill Wind" for flute and piano. Sally Walker - flute, Ian Munro - piano, Harold Lobb Concert Hall, Newcastle Conservatorium of Music, Newcastle, NSW (2013) [J2]
2013Walker SKA, Zangari G, "Opposites Attract" and "In between- Movement 2" works for two flutes and two guitars, with the Haga Duo and Walker/Zangari, Harold Lobb Concert Hall, Newcastle Conservatorium of Music (2013) [J2]
2013Walker SKA, Andrew Ford "Once upon a time there were two brothers¿", Sally Walker Flute with the Shanghai String Quartet, Collins Street Baptist Church, Melbourne International Festival, Melbourne, Australia (2013) [J2]
2013Walker SKA, Genet T, Power M, de Reede R, Roorda T, Flautists Sally Walker, Rien de Reede, Thies Roorda in recital with Michael Power at the Newcastle Youth Orchestra Chamberlink Series, Link Gallery, Newcastle Museum (2013) [J2]
2013Halton R, Allan C, Hoadley B, Walker S, Concert for a New Era: Monody by Claudio Saracini (1624); Vivaldi, Sonata for flute, bassoon, and basso continuo Christopher Allan (baritone); Sally Walker (flute); Ben Hoadley (bassoon); Rosalind Halton (harpsichord, editor of Saracini pieces), Harold Lobb Concert Hall, Newcastle, Newcastle (2013) [J2]
2013Walker SKA, Chapman J, Dickinson T, Zangari G, Jim Chapman "Opposites Attract", performed by Sally Walker and Tara Dickinson (flutes) with Jim Chapman and Giuseppe Zangari (guitars) and display of photographs by Sarah-Jane Campbell (Australia) and Olle Holm (Sweden)., Harold Lobb Concert Hall, Newcastle Conservatorium of Music (2013) [J2]

Co-authors: Jim Chapman

2013Walker SKA, Poulenc - Sonata for Flute and Piano, Great Hall, University of Newcastle (2013) [J2]
2013Walker SKA, Sevester M, Hoorweg E, Zachary A, Zachary T, David Cassat - Die Hand, Albert Hall, Canberra (2013) [J2]
2013Walker SKA, Allan C, Coco Nelgatti "El Cronopio" performed by Sally Walker, flute and Christopher Allan, piano, Harold Lobb Concert Hall, Newcastle Conservatorium of Music, Newcastle, NSW (2013) [J2]

Co-authors: Christopher Allan

2013Walker SKA, Converging Passions: a collaboration of Music, Art and Wine, Inner City Winemakers (2013)
2013Walker SKA, Kaleidoscope concert, Link Gallery, Newcastle Museum (2013)
2013Walker SKA, Curve Gallery Concert with Sally Walker, flute and Giuseppe Zangari, guitar, Curve Gallery Newcastle, Newcastle, NSW (2013)
2012Walker SK, Camerata C, Manuscript to Postscript, ABC Sunday Live, Newcastle, NSW (2012) [J2]
2012Walker SKA, Kothbiro (Ayub Ogada) arranged by Afro Moses and Sally Walker, Newcastle, NSW (2012)
2012Walker SKA, Banney D, Bardon M, Postcard from Vienna. Sally Walker, flute, Christchurch Camerata String Trio: Peta Dries, violin, David Banney, viola, Michael Bardon, cello. Works by W.A. Mozart, F. Danzi, F. Schubert and J. Strauss (jnr)., Newcastle Regional Art Gallery (2012)
2012Walker SKA, Wiener Klassisk Neujahrskonzert. L.v. Beethoven Ouvertüre zu "Egmont" op. 84, J. Brahms "Nänie" op. 82, L.v. Beethoven Sinfonie Nr. 9 d-moll op. 125. Klassische Philharmonie Bonn, Chur Cölnische Chor Bonn, Leitung Heribert Beissel. Beethovenhalle Bonn, Germany., Beethovenhalle, Bonn, Germany, Bonn, Germany (2012)
2011Walker SKA, Spiers C, Concert "Musicians in the Making" featuring Postgraduate and final year performance students as well as staff members performing chamber music, organised and mentored by Sally Walker., St James' Anglican Church Morpeth, Morpeth, NSW (2011)
2011Walker SKA, Zangari G, Olives and Cassis; Music of the Basque and Beyond performed by Mezzo Soprano Jenny Duck-Chong, Flautist Sally Walker and Guitarist Giuseppe Zangari, St Bedes Anglican Church Drummoyne, Sydney, Newcastle Museum and at The Woodwind Group Studio, Leichhardt Sydney, Drummoyne, NSW (2011)
2011Walker SKA, Bearman C, Mozart Flute and Harp Concerto K.299. Soloists: Sally Walker (Flute), Clare McDonogh (Harp) with the Central Coast Symphony Orchestra conducted by Chris Bearman, Laycock St Theatre, Gosford, Gosford NSW (2011)
2011Walker SKA, "Ndithanda le Dawo" (Jim Chapman) performed by the Newcastle Conservatorium Flute Quartet led by Sally Walker at the Australian Citizenship Ceremony, Newcastle Town Hall, Newcastle, NSW (2011)
2011Walker SKA, Spiers C, Exiles and Homecoming; Stylistic Intersections 1939 - 2008, Sally Walker (Flute) and Colin Spiers (Piano), Harold Lobb Concert Hall, Newcastle Conservatorium of Music (2011)
2011Walker SKA, Scott-Mitchell, Cook I, Ricci G, Allan C, A recital of the music and reading of letters of Ludwig van Beethoven, celebrating the installation of Beethoven¿s Death Mask, generously donated to the Conservatorium by Sir William Bowmore MBE AO, Harold Lobb Concert Hall, Newcastle Conservatorium of Music, Newcastle, NSW (2011)
2009Walker SKA, Blue Silence, Elena Kat-Chernin, performed by Sally Walker and Clemens Leske. Sound recording broadcast by Radio National for Into the Music., Radio National, Sydney Australia (2009)
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Report (1 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2014Walker SKA, 'Judith Clingan "So Good a Thing" by Sally Walker', n/a (2014)
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Grants and Funding

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Research Supervision

Number of current supervisions1
Total current UoN Masters EFTSL0.5

For supervisions undertaken at an institution other that the University of Newcastle, the institution name is listed below the program name.

Current Supervision

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Completion
ProgramSupervisor TypeResearch Title
20112013M Philosophy (Music)Principal SupervisorThe Flute and the Body: Improving Technique and Wellbeing Through the Body
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Ms Sally Walker

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PositionLecturer in Flute
School of Creative Arts
Faculty of Education and Arts
The University of Newcastle, Australia
Focus AreaMusic
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