Episode 3 // Tim Walker: Creating a Pause on Your Terms

March 7, 2019

Tim Walker is the Chief Executive and Artistic Director of the London Philharmonic Orchestra. He explains how an intentional pause at a time of intense creative and physical burnout allowed him to explore his inner entrepreneur. It was this entrepreneurial streak that was crucial in landing him one of the top orchestral management jobs in the world. Now he shares his know-how and wisdom with soloists, conductors, composers, and board members all looking to get to the top or come back from a career reversal and in this episode, he shares his experiences with Judy.

Tim’s Bio:

Timothy Walker AM was appointed Chief Executive and Artistic Director of the London Philharmonic Orchestra in November 2002. 

Timothy was formerly the founder and Chief Executive of World Orchestras and prior to that General Manager of the Australian Chamber Orchestra between 1989 and 1999. Previous positions included Marketing and Development Manager at the ACO, and Concert Manager, then Executive Officer, of the Canberra School of Music, Australian National University. 

He was on the Board of the International Society for the Performing Arts (ISPA) for six years and served as Secretary, Treasurer, member of the Executive Committee, Chair of the Development Committee and Chair of the Organising Committee of the 15th International Congress of ISPA. 

Timothy is a former Chairman of the Association of British Orchestras and serves on the Boards of the London Philharmonic Orchestra, the Henry Wood Hall, the Serge Rachmaninoff Foundation and London Music Masters. He is a recipient of the Nugget Award of the Australian Institute of Arts Management and was made a Member on the Order of Australia in 2000 for services to arts administration. He is a member of the Royal Philharmonic Society and the Athenaeum Club, London, and was a Visiting Fellow Commoner at Corpus Christi College, Cambridge in 2012/13. In May 2014 Timothy was made an Honorary Member of the Royal College of Music, London.