Tim Walker leaves LPO

Timothy Walker is retiring as artistic director and managing director of the London Philharmonic Orchestra after 17 years.

On his retirement the two jobs are to be split again, and the orchestra’s general manager, David Burke has been appointed chief esxecutive.

The LPO is trawling for a new artistic director, and Walker, who is 65, will step down in June.

His oncoming retirement prompted a restructuring of the management of the orchestra, which is owned by the players, and Walker’s departure comes after a long period of growing strength and innovative programmes, during which its education and community work as developed and enhanced. He was made a CBE in the New Year Honours list.

Image shows Timothy Walker, left, and David Burke, in the LPO’s residency venue, the Royal Festival Hall.

 

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