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Freelance trumpet player and private brass, piano, aural and theory teacher based in London.
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Nick recently graduated with Distinction as a postgraduate scholar from the Royal College of Music. Here he studied trumpet with David Elton, Alistair Mackie and Jason Evans, and natural trumpet with Neil Brough and Paul Sharp, having previously graduated from the RCM with first class honours as an ABRSM scholar. Alongside studies Nick has worked with the Philharmonia Orchestra, London Sinfonietta and Dunedin Consort. With orchestras and ensembles at the RCM, Nick has performed in many high-profile concerts under conductors such as Bernard Haitink, John Wilson and Rafael Payare and has had the opportunity to perform at the Opera Bastille, Shanghai Oriental Arts Centre and Buckingham Palace. Nick has been selected for the 2020/21 London Philharmonic Orchestra Foyle Future Firsts programme and has also been a member of the Britten-Shostakovich Festival Orchestra since 2019, as well as being selected for the Jeune Orchestré Européen Hector Berlioz and the London Sinfonietta Academy previously. Nick has won the RCM trumpet prize, been a finalist in the RCM concerto competition, and has been 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.

Performance details
I can perform outdoors
I can perform with backing tracks
I can perform while walking around a venue
Encore awards
6th Encoreversary
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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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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
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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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


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Marguerite W, 8 months ago

nick is a delightful young man and very accomplished

From other customers:

David C, 3 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.” https://www.classicalsource.com/concert/royal-college-of-music-john-wilson-conducts-a-pastoral-symphony-la-valse-nikola-avramovic-plays-ravels-left-hand-piano-concerto/

Anastasia B, 2 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.