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Jamie Walton
JAMIE WALTON DURAN DURAN
Background information
Born Germany
Occupation Musician
Instruments Cello
Years active 2000s-present
Associated acts Daniel Grimwood
Duran Duran
Mark Knopfler
Musician

Jamie Walton is a German born cellist, whose work has included performing on Duran Duran's All You Need Is Now album.

BiographyEdit

Although born in Germany, Jamie was brought up in Britain and on hearing the cello at the age of seven immediately decided this was his future with unwavering certainty. He won a scholarship to Wells Cathedral School and then studied at the Royal Northern College of Music.

Having appeared throughout much of Europe, the USA, New Zealand, Australia and the UK in some of the world’s most eminent halls, Jamie has given radio broadcasts in numerous festivals including Montpellier, Lucerne, Brighton, Ryedale and Harrogate.

He met his duo partner pianist Daniel Grimwood at the RNCM and they have since emerged as one of the most dynamic and original partnerships of their generation, frequently lauded for their passionate and stirring interpretations, unifying chemistry and for championing lesser known repertoire they believe deserves wider recognition alongside the classics. They have given over fifteen recitals at London’s Wigmore Hall and their charismatic partnership has taken them to over twenty countries and in some of the world’s most prestigious concert halls.

As a member of the Worshipful Company of Musicians, he was recently elected into the Freedom of the City of London, having performed for HRH The Prince of Wales. As a versatile cellist with an open-minded personality, Jamie has recorded with Duran Duran and Mark Knopfler, performed at Hampton Court with Simon Le Bon and given an evening performing the solo Bach suites at the home of Tracy Emin since he believes that music, as long as it’s sincere, should have no boundaries.

A selection of creditsEdit

  • Walton Cello Concerto Shostakovich Cello Concerto No.1 - Jamie Walton, Philharmonia Orchestra
  • Sonatas: Brahms/Strauss/Thuille - Jamie Walton, Daniel Grimwood
  • Rachmaninov Cello Sonata, Grieg Cello Sonata - Jamie Walton, Daniel Grimwood
  • Shostakovich Cello Concerto No. 2 - Jamie Walton, Philharmonia Orchestra
  • Elgar Cello Concerto, Myaskovsky Cello Concerto - Jamie Walton, Philharmonia Orchestra
  • Saint-Saëns Cello Concertos No.1 & 2, Sonata No.1 - Jamie Walton, Philharmonia Orchestra

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