Composer, conductor and performer Dan Walker is one of Australia’s most in-demand choral specialists. His compositional output includes commissions for Gondwana Voices, the Queensland Symphony Orchestra, Leichhardt Espresso Chorus, Voyces Youth Choir, the Birralee Blokes, the Nittany Valley Children’s Choir of Pennsylvania, and Halcyon. Recently, his large work, Mass of Deliverance was a finalist of the 2015 APRA/AMCOS Art Music Awards.
Dan is an also active arranger and regularly produces work for the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra, the Australian Chamber Orchestra and record label ABC Classics. His work for television includes the iconic 2009 I Still Call Australia Home advertising campaign for Qantas.
As a performer, Dan is a member of the Consort of Melbourne, St James Old Cathedral Singers, Sydney-based Cantillation, Pinchgut Opera and was a founding member of early music ensemble ‘The Parson’s Affayre’. He is a keenly sought-after conductor, having appeared as chorus-master for Cantillation, the Sydney Symphony and Melbourne Symphony Orchestras. He is currently Artistic Director of Choristry, a 30-voice chamber choir and Habeas Chorus, the choir for the Melbourne legal community.