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Dan Walker : Represented Artist

Random Audio Sample: Elegy written in a country churchyard : SATBarB choir by Dan Walker, from the CD Ngana

Photo of Dan Walker

Photo: Nicholas Gilbert

Melbourne composer, conductor and performer Dan Walker is one of Australia's most in-demand choral specialists. His compositional output includes commissions for Gondwana Voices, the Birralee Blokes, the Nittany Valley Children's Choir of Pennsylvania, Halcyon ensemble and the Sydney Children's Choir. He has been composer-in-residence for the Moorambilla Festival for the past six years and is often engaged to compose for ensembles both in Australia and abroad. His work, Out There, is a featured piece in the 2014 South Australian Primary Schools Choral Festival, where it will be performed by some 14 000 young singers in numerous venues across the state.

Dan is an also active arranger and regularly produces work for the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra, the Australian Chamber Orchestra and record label ABC Classics. His work for television includes the iconic 2009 I Still Call Australia Home advertising campaign for Qantas.

As a performer, Dan is a member of Sydney-based Cantillation, Pinchgut Opera and the Consort of Melbourne. He is a keenly sought-after conductor, often appearing as chorusmaster for the Sydney Symphony, and was an associate conductor of Gondwana Choirs from 2006 - 2014. He is now both musical director of the Melbourne group, Choristry, and the newly created 'Habeas Chorus', a choir for the Melbourne legal community.

Dan Walker — current to April 2015

Selected Commissions

  Work Commission Details
Digital sheet music sample The hooves of fate : for SSAATTBB choir with percussion (2015) Commissioned by Voyces.
Digital sheet music sample This secret world : SATB choir with piano (2014) Commissioned by the Hunter Singers for their 25 anniversary
Digital sheet music sample Mass of deliverance : SATB choir with chamber ensemble (2014) Commissioned by Leichhardt Espresso Chorus.
Digital sheet music sample Phonograph : for SSA treble or women's choir with piano (2013) Commissioned by Woden Valley Youth Choir.
Digital sheet music sample were all the stars to disappear and die : SATB choir with piano (2012) Commissioned by Leichhardt Espresso Chorus.
Digital sheet music sample The bird king suite : three pieces for treble voices and piano after images of Shaun Tan (2012) Commissioned by the New England Conservatorium for their 2012 'New England Sings' choral festival