Garry Walker

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Not to be confused with Gary Walker.

Garry Walker (born 1974) is a Scottish conductor.

Garry Walker is the conductor of the Edinburgh Youth Orchestra, principal guest conductor of the Royal Scottish National Orchestra (RSNO),[1] permanent guest conductor of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (RPO),[1] and principal conductor of Paragon Ensemble.[2]

When he was twenty-five years old, Walker was the winner of the Leeds Conductors Competition. Prior to conducting, he was a cellist.[1]

Walker was born in Edinburgh, Scotland.[3] He received his secondary school education at St Mary's Music School.[4] In 1995, he graduated from the Royal Northern College of Music and Manchester University.[5]

Walker enjoys climbing mountains.[1] He completed his goal to climb all 284 Munros.[6]


  1. ^ a b c d Cornwell, Tim (2004-02-07). "Climb every mountain". The Scotsman. Retrieved 2009-11-03. 
  2. ^ Miller, Phil (2003-12-03). "Royal Philharmonic creates special post for young Scots conductor". The Herald. Retrieved 2009-11-03. ... principal guest conductor, and the Paragon Ensemble, where [Walker] is also principal conductor. 
  3. ^ Tumelty, Michael (2004-11-17). "A man with a mission; Garry Walker tells Michael Tumelty why he is determined to bring new music to his audience". The Herald. Retrieved 2009-11-03. 
  4. ^ Wilson, Conrad (2007-06-27). "Music". The Herald. Retrieved 2009-11-03. 
  5. ^ Markowitz, Michael (2003-09-24). "Garry Walker Named Principal Guest Conductor of the Royal Scottish National Orchestra". The Scotsman. Retrieved 2009-11-03. 
  6. ^ Tumelty, Michael (2008-09-27). "Peak practice fr rom [sic] a young conductor used to scaling the heights". The Herald. Retrieved 2009-11-03. 

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