About Professor Kim Walker

Manuscripts for bassoon from around the world; Music and medicine; Science and the Arts; Working with composers such as Stockhausen, Berio, Ligetti, Bainbridge etc.

Dean of the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, Kim Walker is one of the world's most celebrated bassoonists, a prolific recording artist, and a respected teacher and administrator. Trained in the United States and then Switzerland, Professor Walker has toured as a soloist with many of Europe's leading orchestras since 1982, working with such conductors as Ashkenazy, Solti, Bernstein, Rattle and Dorati. With 23 solo CDs to her name, Walker’s interest in both classical and modern composers has also made her a regular guest at many of the world's most prestigious festivals. She was the founding artistic director of the Archigny chamber music festival in France, and before moving to Sydney was both the Professor of Music and Director of Arts and Outreach at Indiana University, Bloomington. She gives frequent masterclasses and has seen her students celebrated in orchestras around the world.

Selected publications

  • Beethoven, Brahms, Schuman; Solo concert performance with Leonard Hokanson, piano
  • Baker, "Hommage à L'Histoire," Solo recording; Cala Records
  • Twilight for bassoon and string quartet by Sean Shepherd; Premier performance
  • Boismortier Sonatas 1 - 6, Musica Rara, selected editions: Editor