Acclaimed American soloist Gregory Walker
is pleased to announce
the addition of two electric guitar concertos to his orchestral repertoire:
Listen to excerpts from the electrified, electrifying arrangement of
Antonio Vivaldi's Guitar Concerto in D Major
Global Solstice for Electric Guitar and Chamber Orchestra
You can also view the sheet music: Global Solstice score
An exciting and affordable guest artist
available for subscription, holiday, and educational concerts,
Gregory Walker is currently booking performances and student workshops
for the 2012-13 season!
Soloist, McCoy Artists Group
Professor, University of Colorado Denver
Gregory T.S. Walker's contributions to the American contemporary musical scene are acknowledged in a cover story in the April 2007 International Musician magazine. Walker has been characterized as an 'excellent' soloist by the New York Times and his Dream N. the Hood for Rapper and Orchestra was acclaimed as 'an American masterpiece' by the Minneapolis Pioneer Press. His work was also described as 'dangerous' by the Colorado Springs Independent.
Walker's various compositions have been featured in symphonic premieres in the United States and abroad, culminating with his award of the American Academy of Arts and Letters' Charles Ives Fellowship in 2000. His interdisciplinary events have required the study of flamenco, electronic dance music, progressive rock, performance arts, martial arts, theater, dance, animation, photography, videography, and planetarium projection, as well as, in the case of 2001's xy techno theatre tour, some very large puppets.
These experiences led to his selection as a Sonic Circuit International Festival Artist in 2002 as well as an engagement with the 2007 New West Electro-Acoustic Music organization Festival in San Diego. His 2006 Electric Vivaldi Newport Classic enhanced compact disc, an interpretation/remix of Antonio Vivaldi's Four Seasons violin concerti with the Boulder Philharmonic Orchestra, provided license for the incorporation of synthesizer programming, experimental and popular styles, and the production of a music video that has received overseas airplay on Classical FM-TV.
These performances revolve around the approach to guitar exploration that has been featured in Guitar for the Practicing Musician magazine. Whether studying Spanish guitar in Cordoba for FlamencOrbit, programming a Roland Virtual Guitar system for xy techno theatre, or choreographing Kung Fu inspired feedback manipulations for the Colorado AvantGuitar Summit, Walker's goal is to immerse the audience in a new vision.