Experience 1995 – 2005
Royal Opera House Orchestra
London Symphony Orchestra
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
BBC Philharmonic Orchestra
National Symphony Orchestra
London Festival Orchestra
London Concert Orchestra
Beaumont String Quartet
Walker String Quartet
Charlie And The Chocolate Factory
Phantom Of The Opera
The Gathering Storm
Return To Sender
Churchill The Hollywood Years
Riverdance - The Show
Inspector Morse – “The Wench is Dead”
Otis Lee Crenshaw Show
Gunpowder Treason and Plot
Afro Celt Sound System
The Spice Girls
Brand New Heavies
Woman In White
Marie Claire D’Ubaldo
The Dream Team
Pet Shop Boys
Kat Starr Johnson
Royal College of Music
1st Prize - All of the Royal College of Music Viola Prizes
1st Prize - Cobbett and Hurlseden prize for excellence
1st Prize - Cruft Chamber music prize
Jake Walker’s early films included Barges, Guernica and Stone Garden. With more recent projects including Situations Vacant,CleverGretel and Jamie And The Red Balloon. This led to additional music credits on Open Range (comp Michael Kaman) and Churchill TheHollywood Years. More recently he composed, arranged and recorded the score for the critically acclaimed Stones. Recorded at Rossyln Hill by The Walker Session Orchestra, Elliot Randall acted as recording supervisor and Andy Scarth was the Sound Engineer.
Major films in which he has performed include Charlie And The Chocolate Factory, Batman Begins, King Arthur, Shrek 2, Shark Tale Madagascar, The GatheringStorm, Open Range, Sinbad, Churchill The Hollywood Years, Phantom, Return To Sender and Shine. Jake was specifically called upon to perform solos in Open Range and Churchill The Hollywood Years and worked as a music advisor on Shine.
At the height of its fame Jake performed as solo violinist for Riverdance and went on to work with Van Morrison as well as recording solo and collaborative albums incorporating the Celtic influences of his background including “Airs & Graces” “Lunasadh”, “Eireann” and “Soul Food”.
Sessions with major label artists have included Tom Jones, Jamiroqui, Jemilia, Simply Red, Tom Baxter, Brand New Heavies, Marie ClaireD’ Ubaldo, Nuno Ricardo, Zstar, The Pet ShopBoys, Shane Lynch, Martay, Cast, Romina Johnson, Mpeople, Bap Kennedy, The Dream Team, Kat Starr Johnson, Sound Proof, Take That and The Spice Girls.
As an arranger and songwriter Jake has worked with David Saw, Millionaire Souls, Annabel Lamb and Liz Simcock. In the world of Jazz he has worked with Courtney Pine, Jools Holland and the Syd Lawrence Big Band
Jake Walker left the Royal College Of Music in 1995. He had won every viola prize and most of the ensemble competitions. He had led every Royal College Of Music Ensemble and performed extensively as a soloist. His first engagement was with the London Symphony Orchestra followed by work for the last ten years with The Orchestra Of The Royal Opera House Covent Garden, The Philharmonia, The Royal Philharmonic, and the BBC Philharmonic. His chamber ensemble experience has included performances with The Manning Camerata, the English Sinfonia, Britten Sinfonia and Sinfonia 21.
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Viola, Irish Folk Fiddle, Violin