London Philharmonic Orchestra Chief awarded CBE in New Year’s Honours list

30 December 2019
By Ellie Palmer
Timothy Walker has been awarded a CBE for services to Arts and Music

Walker has been Chief Executive and Artistic Director of the London Philharmonic Orchestra since 2002. Since then, LPO has established itself as one of the world’s finest symphony orchestras.

Alongside his work for the LPO, Walker has also worked for other arts organisations in the UK such as London Music Masters and the London International Piano Competition.

Before leaving his native Australia to join the London Philharmonic Orchestra, he was formerly the founder and Chief Executive of World Orchestras, a company established to present an International Orchestras Season at the Sydney Opera House and Melbourne Concert Hall, and prior to that General Manager of the Australian Chamber Orchestra.

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Previous honours include being made a Member of the Order of Australia in 2000 for services to arts administration.

Timothy Walker commented:

“I am deeply honoured to be awarded this honour by Her Majesty the Queen. I would like to take this opportunity to thank the players of the London Philharmonic Orchestra, its staff and many supporters and audiences around the world. The players are the heart and soul of this great orchestra and I would like to think this is a shared honour with them.”