Jamie Walton was born in Germany before moving back to the UK at an early age. Noted for his rich, powerful sound with purity of tone and emotionally engaging performances he was one of the great William Pleeth’s last students who said of him:
“He is a cellist of outstanding performance ability. Combining warmth of tone with a technical command that reaches dazzling proportions, he leaves little doubt as to the success that lies ahead of him - he is a musician of great integrity whose performance give great pleasure.”
Jamie has already been compared by some reviewers to the great ‘cellists of past with his distinctive sound and clean interpretations which mark him out as a true individual. He is also a member of the Worshipful Company of Musicians, being elected to the Freedom of the City of London.
In the UK Jamie Walton has performed concertos with many of the eminent orchestras such as the London Philharmonic Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and regularly with the Philharmonia Orchestra. He has appeared at Symphony Hall Birminghan, Bridgewater Hall Manchester, Cadogan Hall, Wigmore Hall, Fairfield Hall and many others. He gave his BBC National Orchestra of Wales debut with a Radio 3 broadcast of the Elgar cello concerto. Jamie has performed throughout much of Europe, the USA, Canada, New Zealand, Scandinavia, Australia and the United Kingdom in concerto, recital, chamber music and broadcasts.
As a prolific recording artist for Signum Records he has recorded thirteen concertos, ten of these with the Philharmonia Orchestra in London which include the Dvořák and Schumann with Vladimir Ashkenazy. As well as concertos, Jamie has also recorded much of the sonata repertoire to significant critical acclaim, cementing his reputation as a recitalist. A project close to his heart, Jamie recorded Benjamin Britten’s complete works for cello before collaborating with the director Paul Joyce on film about Britten’s Suites for solo cello. This was subsequently released on DVD through Signum Vision and premiered on Sky Arts where it is regularly broadcast.
Jamie Walton is as passionate about chamber music and has performed in many of the world's great concert halls in this capacity as well as many