Cinque welcomes flautist Sally Walker

Cinque welcomes flautist Sally Walker
June 24, 2017 Jacqueline

Credit Keith Saunders

Cinque Artist Management is proud to welcome extraordinary Australian flautist, Sally Walker.

Known for impeccable technical skill, musicality and versatility, Sally Walker performs on modern flutes and piccolo as well as historical flutes and recorders and has appeared in the London Proms, Salzburg, Lucerne, Edinburgh and Tanglewood Festivals. Grand-finalist in the Leonardo de Lorenzo International Flute Competition (Italy), she won 2nd Prize in the Friedrich Kuhlau International Flute Competition (Germany) and was awarded scholarships from the DAAD (German Academic Exchange for postgraduate study in Germany), Ian Potter Cultural Fund and the Queen’s Trust. Regular Guest Principal with the Australian Chamber Orchestra and Principal Flautist with the Omega Ensemble, she is also the Australian National University School of Music Lecturer in Classical Performance (Woodwind).

Sally has toured and recorded with the Berlin Philharmonic and Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestras, is a former Principal Flute of the Deutsche Kammerakademie Neuss, was a member of Kölner Kammerorchester and has performed as Guest Principal Flute with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, BBC National Orchestra of Wales, NDR Radio Philharmonie Hannover, Kammerakademie Potsdam, Manchester Camerata, Queensland Symphony Orchestra, Adelaide Symphony Orchestra and the Australian Opera and Ballet Orchestra. She has also performed as concerto soloist with orchestras including the Dortmund Philharmonic Orchestra (on both flute and piccolo), Orchestra Accademia I Filarmonici di Verona and the Klassische Philharmonie Bonn.

Increasingly in demand as soloist, in 2021 she tours for Omega Ensemble with Kats-Chernin’s ‘Night and Now’ concerto at the Sydney Opera House Utzon Room, Newcastle’s inaugural New Annual festival, and with the Canberra Symphony Orchestra; she is also guest artist for Canberra International Music Festival, the Australian Romantic and Classical Orchestra, and UKARIA Cultural Centre with soprano Emma Mathews and pianist Tamara-Anna Cislowska.

In addition, Sally is responsible for bringing 1:1 Concerts to Australia, a unique concept of performance with one musician and one listener based on mutual gaze and non-verbal communication; created in Germany by Prof. Stephanie Winker, set designer Franziska Ritter and cultural mediator Christian Siegmund, it is inspired by the work of performance artist Marina Abramović’s “Listening differently” (2019). Beginning during the 2020 pandemic and currently being presented by Adelaide Festival 2021, Sally continues to spearhead research and the ongoing development of 1:1 Concerts locally, with its proliferation from Newcastle and Sydney to Canberra, Melbourne, Adelaide and beyond, winning Germany’s Health:Angel award in the 2021 Health Media Awards, and raising funds for Freelance Artist Relief Australia.

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