Antony Walker (Conductor)
Antony Walker is an Australian conductor who currently resides in Washington, D.C. He has held the positions of Musical Director of Sydney Philharmonia Choirs, Chorus Master and staff conductor of Welsh National Opera, and is currently Artistic Director and Conductor of Washington Concert Opera and Music Director of Pittsburgh Opera. He co-founded Pinchgut Opera, the vocal ensemble Cantillation and the orchestras Sinfonia Australis and Orchestra of the Antipodes. Educated at Sydney Grammar School, and an honours graduate of the University of Sydney, Walker trained as a singer (tenor), pianist, cellist, and composer.
At the Metropolitan Opera in New York, Walker has led performances of Gluck's Orfeo ed Euridice, The Barber of Seville, The Magic Flute, and Les Pêcheurs de Perles, as well as the National Council Auditions Grand Finals Concert in 2016.
For English National Opera he has conducted Lucia di Lammermoor and The Tales of Hoffmann.