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After gaining an Honours degree in music from Surrey University, Walter began a career as a pianist and composer which has taken him around the globe and into a diverse range of musical worlds.

These include working in contemporary music with orchestras such as London Sinfonietta; accompanying silent films with Harmonie Band; regular engagements as Musical Director at the National Theatre, and numerous recording sessions for Film and TV. He has broadcast new solo piano works on BBC Radio 3.

Walter has worked with The Michael Nyman Band, The Hilliard Ensemble and the cutting-edge ensemble Icebreaker in Italy, Poland, Czech Republic, Germany and Holland.

As a composer he has created many scores and soundtracks for a wide range of media including contemporary dance, video, theatre and live performance. He has also researched and developed a revolutionary electronic musical instrument, the Chromasone, which has been seen around Europe and on BBC1’s Tomorrow’s World.

Walter has extensive experience in all areas of Music Education, having held many posts ranging from schools workshop leader around the UK to Guest Professorships at the Royal Conservatory of the Netherlands. He has run the Bankside Keys piano studio in Central London where he offers lessons in piano, theory and composition, since 2007.