Classical Source

London Symphony Orchestra : Watkins Flute Concerto, World Premiere

Any prejudices about the flute as a concerto soloist evaporated in Huw Watkins’s beautiful Flute Concerto, which showed-off the superhuman genius of the LSO’s principal flautist, Adam Walker……Adam Walker’s playing was miraculous, his tone shifting imperceptibly from seductive roundness to an edgy astringency and adding layers of nuance to Watkins’s already thoroughly imagined, translucent writing. Walker literally breathed character into the music, with an effortless, assured virtuosity that played games to great effect with the orchestra