Nick Walkley is principal cornet with Manger Musikklag in Norway, and has regularly performed both as recital soloist and as a featured band soloist. He is committed to promoting new and original music for cornet as a professional performing musician. In past recitals he has also performed cornet concerti by Denis Wright, Ernest Tomlinson and Torstein Aagaard-Nilsen.

Nick graduated from the Royal Academy of Music with a distinction in Master of Arts. The final recital was a key component of the study programme and was typically focused on nationalist and folk themes.  Contemporary Nordic and British repertoire remains a key focus of Nick’s interest.

Recital programme: ‘Fanfare and Folk Song’

In 2012 Nick also performed a recital in the Guards Chapel, London, entitled ‘Europe by Cornet’. A review of that recital can be read here:


Nick also enjoys performing light popular music, particularly of a folk inspired nature.

Contact Nick directly to discuss potential performances at your festival, event or with your band.

How times have changed, but wise words from Clarke. A tongue-in-cheek inclusion here!