Nick Walker

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Freelance trumpet player and private brass, piano, aural and theory teacher based in London.
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Nick Walker was a scholar at the Royal College of Music, London, graduating in 2020 with both Bachelors (1st Class Honours) and Masters (Distinction) degrees. Here he studied trumpet with David Elton, Jason Evans, Alistair Mackie and Kate Moore, as well as natural trumpet with Paul Sharp. Nick works regularly with a variety of orchestras and ensembles such as the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Philharmonia Orchestra, London Sinfonietta, National Symphony Orchestra (UK), National Symphony Orchestra (Ireland). Nick has a strong interest in period performance, and has performed with Dunedin Consort, the Orchestra of the Sixteen and the BBC Singers as a baroque trumpet player. In 2020 he was selected for the London Philharmonic Orchestra Foyle Future Firsts development programme and was a member of the London Sinfonietta Academy in 2017. He is currently a member of Sinfonia Cymru and the Britten-Shostakovich Festival Orchestra. As a student, Nick won the Royal College of Music trumpet prize and was a finalist in the Royal College of Music Concerto Competition, as well as being the recipient of awards/scholarships from Help Musicians UK, Craxton Memorial Trust, ABRSM and the Royal College of Music. Nick also studied piano with Julian Jacobson at the Royal College of Music and was twice the recipient of the Lloyd Hartley Memorial Prize for Pianoforte in Leeds before beginning his studies. He has also studied advanced music theory and aural skills at the Royal College of Music. Nick is currently the peripatetic trumpet teacher at Brighton College Prep Kensington, and previously worked as both brass and piano teacher at Elm's Academy, Lambeth.

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Nick's Reviews

From Encore customers:

Janet B
2 months ago
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5 out of 5

Nick played beautifully at my husband’s memorial service. His music made all the difference to the day. He really listened to what I wished for and made a very important day for us all, very special, poignant and comforting.

Lesley B
1 year ago
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5 out of 5

Thank you Nick, I am so pleased we had Nick perfect in making the committal of my husband special,

Marguerite W
3 years ago
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5 out of 5

nick is a delightful young man and very accomplished

From other customers:

David C
6 years ago

“Nick Walker’s affecting offstage trumpet brought to mind Vaughan Williams’s experience of hearing a bugler practising on the Western Front; and here, juxtaposed with mournful horn and strings, was intensely poignant, the second movement’s pathos touching.”

Anastasia B
5 years ago

I am delighted to be recommending Nick Walker as a music teacher. I have known him as a student at the Royal College of Music since his first year, and he has always shown himself to be a committed, professional, engaging and engaged student. He works hard and aims at best results in every task. I have every confidence that he would be an inspiring and supportive teacher who will help his students to discover fascinating things about music.

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Nick's Song list

Orchestral Repertoire Includes:
Bach B Minor Mass
Bach Ascension Oratorio
Bach Cantatas (Various)
Beethoven Symphonies 1-9
Britten Four Sea Interludes
Britten Midsummer Night’s Dream
Handel Giulio Cesare in Egitto
Handel Messiah
Ives Unanswered Question
Mahler Symphony 1
Maher Symphony 2
Mahler Symphony 6
Mahler Symphony 9
Prokofiev Romeo and Juliet
Rameau Les Fêtes d’Hebe
Ravel La Valse
Ravel Left Hand Piano Concerto
Schoenberg Five Pieces for Orchestra
Shostakovich Execution of Stephan Razin
Shostakovich Hamlet
Shostakovich Festive Overture
Shostakovich Symphony 8
Strauss Alpine Symphony
Strauss Ein Heldenleben
Stravinsky Rite of Spring
Vaughan Williams Symphony 3
Verdi Requiem
Chamber Music Includes:
Arnold Brass Quintet No.1
Ewazen Brass Quintet
Kamen Brass Quintet
Poulenc Trio for Trumpet, Horn and Trombone
Stravinsky Octet
Stravinsky Soldier’s Tale
Towers Copperwave for Brass Quintet
Solo Repertoire Includes:
Bach BWV 51 “Jauchzet Gott”
Bitsch Four Variations on a Theme of Scarlatti
Cords Concert Fantasie for Cornet
Enescu Légende
Handel “Eternal Source of Light Devine”
Handel “Let the Bright Seraphim” from Samson
Haydn Trumpet Concerto
Harvey Ricercare una melodia
Hohne Slavische Fantasie
Honegger Intrada
Hummel Trumpet Concerto
Neruda Trumpet Concerto
Persichetti Parable XIV
Purcell Trumpet Sonata
Rautavaara Tarantara
Telemann Trumpet Concerto
Tisne Émotion

Nick's Prices

Note: prices may vary based on travel distance. For an exact quote, click “Check availability”.

Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Short performance (up to 15 min)£160
Up to 1 hour£160
Up to 2 hours£160
Up to 3 hours£160
Customer questions

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

Royal Albert Hall, Royal Festival Hall, Symphony Hall, Bridgewater Hall, The Sage, Paris Philharmonie, Tchaikovsky Hall Moscow, St. Petersburg Philharmonie, Shanghai Oriental Arts Centre, Glastonbury Festival.

What if my timings change after I've booked you?

Just let me know as soon as possible and more often than not it will be no issue to rearrange.

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Can you learn specific pieces before the event?

Classical, Baroque, Classical crossover, Contemporary classical, Medieval music, Film / TV music, Renaissance, Opera, Fanfare, Early music, Musical theatre, Christmas, Contemporary Christian, Military, Traditional church music, Electronic, Ambient, Breakbeat, Deep house, Drum 'n' Bass, Dubstep, EDM, Electro-Swing, Electronica, Garage, House, IDM, Ibiza club, Industrial, Jungle, Techno, Triphop, 1920s era music, 1930s era music, 1940s era music, 1950s era music, 1960s era music, 1970s era music, 1980s era music, 1990s era music, Folk, Bluegrass, Ceilidh, Country, Folk rock, Irish rock, Rockabilly, Traditional English folk, Traditional Irish folk, Traditional Scottish folk, Welsh folk, Avant garde, Easy listening, Experimental, Light music, Marching, Noise music, Originals, Pop, Acoustic, Ambient pop, Americana, Covers, Disco, Funk, Funk rock, Hip Hop, Karaoke, Motown, R&B, Soul, Top 40, Tribute, Vintage, Rock, Alternative rock, Britpop, Classic rock, Glam rock, Hard rock, Hardcore, Heavy metal, Indie, Pop rock, Post rock, Power rock, Progressive rock, Punk rock, Rock 'n' Roll, Synth rock, World music, African music, Afrobeat, Arabic, Argentinian, Armenian, Asian music, Australian music, Balkan, Bavarian oompah, Bollywood, Bossa nova, Brazilian music, Calypso, Caribbean music, Choro, Cuban music, Cumbia, Flamenco, French music, German music, Greek music, Hawaiian music, Indian music, Italian music, Jewish music, Klezmer, Latin, Mariachi, Merengue, Polish music, Polka, Polynesian music, Reggae, Russian music, Salsa, Samba, Scottish music, Ska, Skiffle, Spanish music, Tango
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Event types:
Concert, Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Cruise, Burns night, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Other skills:
Orchestrator, Arranger, Fluent sight-reader, Perfect pitch, Instrumental teaching, Theory teaching, Accompanist
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