'Combining warmth of tone with a technical command that reaches dazzling proportions, he leaves little doubt as to the success that lies ahead of him ...' - William Pleeth
The young British cellist Jamie Walton studied at Wells Cathedral School and the Royal Northern College of Music with Margaret Moncrieff before studying privately with William Pleeth.
His debut with the Vienna Chamber Orchestra was hailed by the press, and led to radio broadcasts and further performances. He has since played in much of Europe and the USA.
He plays a 1712 Guarneri, and, with pianist Daniel Grimwood, he appears regularly at Wigmore Hall in London and Symphony Hall in Birmingham. He has recorded several CDs, including two releases for Signum Classics with the Philharmonia Orchestra, and these have received very favourable reviews.
He is a member of the Worshipful Company of Musicians and has been given the Freedom of the City of London.
A selection of M&V articles about Jamie Walton
CD Spotlight. Excellent on All Fronts - Music for cello and orchestra, recommended by Gerald Fenech. 'Jamie Walton exudes warm and committed performances ...'
Record Box. Richly Moving - Jamie Walton plays Shostakovich, recommended by Alice McVeigh