Oboist, Conductor, Professor, composer
Born in Paris in 1958, David Walter has pursued an original career: after obtaining First Prize in oboe and chamber music at the Conservatoire national supérieur de musique de Paris, he quickly gained recognition outside of France by winning five international prizes one after the other in Ancona, Prague, Munich, Belgrade and Geneva. His chamber music activities include first and foremost playing with the Quintette Moragues and many other partners.
In an attempt to enrich the relatively limited oboe repertoire, Mr. Walter has proved himself a tireless and authoritative transcriber : to date he has made more than 1000 arrangements, and is himself a composer (35 works to date). Last december 2016, he conducted his opera La jeune fille sans mains in Paris with the Orchestre National de l’Ile de France at the Philharmonie de Paris.
David Walter was only 29 years old when, owing to his enthusiasm and dedication to teaching, he was appointed the youngest-ever oboe and chamber music professor at the renowned Paris Conservatoire.