World premiere 23 February 2014 with London Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Daniel Harding, Barbican Centre, London. Second performance 14 May 2014 with BBC National Orchestra of Wales, Hoddinott Hall, Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff. Third performance 13 February 2015 with RTE National Symphony Orchestra conducted by Damian Iorio.
"Walker, playing with staggering virtuosity and charm, kept the audience on the edge of their seats throughout, and brought the house down at the end."
Tim Ashley, The Guardian 26 February 2014
"Adam Walker seemed up for every challenge thrown at him. The opening veered between agitation and calm, cascades of obsessive repetition giving way to something more lyrical. Then came a movement of soulful rhapsody, Walker’s flute calling out longingly, the rest of the orchestra responding in kind... Flute-players may end up being grateful for the way that this new concerto expands their repertoire."
Nick Kimberley, London Evening Standard 24 Feb 2014
Commissioned by Borletti-Buitoni Trust, London Symphony Orchestra, Fidelio Charitable Trust and Walker Watkins Consortium.
Hear an excerpt from the second performance, given by Adam Walker, the BBC National Orchestra of Wales and
conductor Duncan Ward, from the 2014 Vale of Glamorgan Festival, recorded by the BBC, 14 May 2014
Flute Concerto - First movement (recorded live at Cardiff’s Hoddinott Hall)