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Alan Walker
Professor Emeritus, School of the Arts

Alan Walker received his D Litt honoris causa from McMaster University in 2001. His doctoral work was finished at Durham University. He is Professor Emeritus of Music at McMaster University, Canada, where he taught for 24 years. Before settling in North America he was on the staff of the Music Division of the British Broadcasting Corporation in London. He has broadcast for the BBC, for the CBC, and for CJRT - FM (Toronto), and gives regular public lectures on the music of the Romantic Era, a period in which he specializes. His thirteen published books include A Study in Musical Analysis, An Anatomy of Musical Criticism, and symposia on Chopin, Schumann, and Liszt, and he is the recipient of the Music Teachers National Association 2010 Achievement Award.

Dr. Walker is also author of a three-volume, prize winning biography of Franz Liszt, a project which took him twenty-five years to complete, and for which the President of Hungary bestowed on him the medal ProCulturaHungarica. The biography also received the Royal Philharmonic Society Prize, presented by HRH The Duke of Kent in London, and in January 2012 the Government of Hungary bestowed on Alan one of its highest honours: the Knight's Cross of Merit of the Republic of Hungary.
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