Dr Sally Walker receives acclaim for performances with the Australian Chamber Orchestra

Dr Sally Walker receives acclaim for performances with the Australian Chamber Orchestra
Friday 24 May 2024

We are thrilled to announce that Dr Sally Walker, a distinguished teacher at the ANU School of Music, has received widespread acclaim for her exceptional performances with the Australian Chamber Orchestra (ACO) during their recent Mahler Tour. Her artistry has been recognized by several prominent publications, showcasing her talent and dedication to her craft.

The Australian Stage lauded her performance, stating it was "divinely played by Sally Walker" (Australian Stage, 22 May 2024). This high praise underscores the profound impact of her musicianship on audiences and critics alike.

Limelight magazine highlighted the beautiful synergy between Sally's flute and Catherine Carby's voice, describing it as, "...her [Catherine Carby's] voice deliciously wrapped around by Walker’s flute" (Limelight, 13 May 2024). This collaboration was a highlight of the tour, demonstrating Sally's ability to blend seamlessly with other artists to create a captivating musical experience.

The Sydney Morning Herald also recognized her outstanding contribution, with particular praise for her emotive flute solos: "Particular praise is due to...Sally Walker's plaintive flute solos" (Sydney Morning Herald, 14 May 2024). Her solos have resonated deeply with listeners, adding a poignant touch to the performances.

Eastside FM emphasized a standout moment from the tour, noting the exquisite duet between Catherine Carby and Sally Walker: "A standout moment was the ‘duet’ between Catherine Carby and flautist Sally Walker, a moment of sheer beauty and mutual musical respect, vocal and instrument sublimely interwoven.." (Eastside FM, 13 May 2024). This moment of musical harmony and respect highlighted the exceptional level of artistry and mutual understanding between the performers.

We are incredibly proud of Sally Walker's achievements and her contribution to the field of music. Her dedication to excellence not only enhances the reputation of the ANU School of Music but also inspires our students and the broader musical community.


You can watch a featured video of Sally Walker and the Australian Chamber Orchestra here.


For further details, you can read the full reviews and articles:

  1. Australian Stage Review
  2. Limelight Review
  3. Sydney Morning Herald Review
  4. Review: Song of the Earth at the City Recital Hall


More about Dr Sally Walker.


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