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Magnus Walker


Tenor Magnus Walker has just completed his undergraduate degree at the Royal Academy of Music and has remained there for his Masters, studying under the tutelage of Richard Berkeley-Steele and Matthew Fletcher where he has recently won First Prize in the Joan Chissell/Rex Stephens award for Schumann Lieder.

While at the Academy, Magnus has sung in many concerts for the Academy song circle and has given the world premiere of Mario Ferraro’s new song cycle Songs from a distant Land for tenor and guitar. He was a regular member of the chorale for the Kohn Bach Cantata series, and now sings in the ‘Bach the European’ series, where he has also appeared as a sloist on multiple occasions

Magnus made his Three Choirs Festival soloist debut in Elgar’s The Kingdom in 2016. Concert highlights since include Mozart’s C Minor Mass at St John’s Smith Square, the arias in Bach’s St John Passion and St. Matthew Passion, and David Owen Norris’ Song Cycle Think Only This, for Tenor, Cello and Piano. Magnus made his international solo debut in 2017, performing the tenor solo in Britten’s War Requiem with the Bulgarian National Radio Symphony Orchestra. In summer 2018, Magnus returned to the Three Choirs Festival to sing Lili Boulanger’s setting of Psalm 130: Du Fond de L’Abime.

Recent highlights include performing the roles of Lysander in the Royal Academy Opera’s production of Britten’s a Midsummer Night’s Dream, Ferrando in Mozart’s Così fan Tutte, Gonzalve in Ravel’s L’heure Espagnole. Magnus also recently made his Wigmore hall debut as part of the Academy’s Bicentenary.

Last updated: Sep 2020