Nicholas Walker to present guest recital and master class April 21

April 17, 2010

Nicholas Walker will perform a double bass guest recital Wednesday, April 21 at 8:30 p.m. in the recital hall of Jenson-Noble Hall of Music.

The performance is open to the public with no charge for admission.

Walker will present a recital of original works, improvisations based on Schumann’s “Dicterliebe” and music by the the Beatles. He will be accompanied by Gabriel Shuford, Luther visiting assistant professor of music.

Walker will also give a master class on viola de gamba with members of Luther’s Collegium Musicum at 5:30 p.m. on April 21. This master class is open to the public with no charge for admission.

Walker is a full-time professor of double bass and viola de gamba at Ithaca College and teaches bass at Cornell University. In his performances he shows the full capacity of these instruments and guides students to new levels in the traditional repertoire, early music, new music and jazz, as well as in the art of improvisation and creative collaboration.

Walker earned the bachelor of musical arts degree at Rice University in 1994 and earned the doctor of musical arts degree in early music at Stony Brook University in 2004. He has since received diplomas for performance and teaching from L’Institut International Francois Rabbath.