SENIOR COMPOSER

Haydn Walker is a multi-award winning Senior Composer at Song Zu. Possessing the rare talent of being highly skilled at both classical and contemporary music styles, Haydn is constantly sought out by some of the brightest minds in the industry.

As a teenager, Haydn studied jazz guitar and film composition at the Australian Institute of Music. He then completed a Bachelor of Music (Composition) at the Sydney Conservatorium, graduating with First Class Honours.

In addition to his classical training, Haydn has enjoyed an incredibly successful career as a working jazz and rock guitarist. He has written songs, arranged and/or performed with various prominent Australian acts including Grinspoon, The Potbelleez, Darren Hayes, Inga Liljestrom, Archie Roach, Andy Bull and Katie Noonan.

In his 8 years with the Song Zu, Haydn has enjoyed a formidable run of awards and accolades for his original scores for film, TV and advertising. He has won several APRA Screen Composer Awards, including Best Television Theme for Nickelodeon Scariacs and Best Music for the Nurtrilon ad Hope. He was part of the team nominated for Best Documentary Soundtrack for 35 Letters (Sydney Film Festival Best Documentary winner). His feature film score to the IF award winning Men’s Group was also nominated for Best Film Score.

Haydn’s compositional versatility is evident in the countless advertising campaigns he has written for, such as Singapore Airlines, Qantas, Lexus, Samsung, Telstra and Coca Cola, many of which have been awarded both locally and abroad.

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