Antony Walker

Photo by Bridget Elliot

Photo by Bridget Elliot

Antony Walker is currently Music Director of Pittsburgh Opera, Artistic Director of Washington Concert Opera and Conductor Emeritus of Pinchgut Opera.

Antony has conducted over 100 operas, as well as many large-scale choral/orchestral, symphonic and chamber works with companies across Europe, the United States and Australia, in addition to performances and recordings of early works with the Orchestra of the Antipodes, the period instrument orchestra he formed in 2001. He has led operatic performances for The Metropolitan Opera, English National Opera, Washington National Opera, Opera Australia, West Australian Opera, Teatro Comunale di Bologna, Santa Fe Opera, Canadian Opera Company, Minnesota Opera, Glimmerglass Opera, Arizona Opera, New York City Opera, Opera Theatre of Saint Louis, Vancouver Opera and Cincinnati Opera. He has also appeared with leading orchestras including the Sydney and Melbourne symphony orchestras, BBC National Orchestra of Wales and Orchestra Colonne in Paris.

With well over 30 recordings on CD and DVD, his Pinchgut Opera live recordings consistently win praise both in Australia and abroad. His CD collaboration with Teddy Tahu Rhodes (The Voice) garnered the 2004 ARIA Award for Best Classical Music Album of the Year, and his DVD of the ‘Emperor’ Concerto (also on CD as part of a complete set of the Beethoven Piano Concertos) won the international DVD Association Award for Music Excellence.

Antony Walker is the recipient of the distinguished Sir Charles Mackerras Conducting Award, a Churchill Fellowship, the Queen’s Trust Award, and a Green Room Award for his conducting of Alcina for Opera Australia.