Daniel Walker : Associate Artist
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Composer, arranger and performer Dan Walker is quickly building a reputation as one of Australia's most promising young artists. He has had works commissioned and performed by such groups as the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, The Song Company, Gondwana Voices, Queensland Youth Choir, the Murrumbidgee Symphony Orchestra and Sydney Philharmonia Choirs. In 2003, Walker was the Sydney Children's Choir composer in residence, and also created new choral arrangements of national anthems for the Rugby World Cup.
Dan Walker has written several works incorporating digital media that received performances at the La Boite theatre, Brisbane and the Queensland Conservatorium of Music. In 2008, Dan composed the Aftermath, a major work for the World Shakuhachi Festival gala concert, and was commissioned to write new music for the World Youth Day papal welcome, broadcast worldwide.
Other recent work by Walker includes The Silurian, commissioned by Jane Sheldon and Peter Godfrey-Smith and premiered by the Boston-based Firebird Ensemble as part of 'The Origin Cycle', Hopes and Dreams, written as part of the Australian National Day celebrations at the 2005 World Expo in Nagoya, Japan, as well as various orchestral and choral arrangements for ABC Classics.
Dan Walker has been composer in residence at the 2006-08 Moorambilla festivals, held in Coonamble. He is the current Assistant Conductor for Sydney Children's Choir and Gondwana Voices, touring with both groups regularly. As a performer, he is a regular member of Cantillation, Pinchgut Opera, and a guest member of The Song Company and the Opera Australia chorus.
Biography provided by the composer — current to September 2009
||Laudate for another place, another time : treble choir with piano||Commissioned by Penrhos College, Perth for performance by Prue Ashurst.|
||Concierto del sur : treble choir with piano||Commissioned by the Queensland branch of the Australian National Choral Association.|
|Belonging (tenor with chamber ensemble) (1999)||Commissioned by Six new_music ensemble.|