Sam Walton appears regularly as a percussionist and timpanist with many of the UK’s top orchestras, and since 2012 has been Co-Principal Percussionist of the London Symphony Orchestra. As a soloist, Sam has appeared with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Orquesta de Castilla y Leon, and the Gurzenich Orchestra in Cologne. He has appeared both as a solo recitalist and with his duo partner Colin Currie at numerous venues in the UK and worldwide.
He performs regularly with violist Viktoria Mullova and appears on her recital disc Through the Looking Glass. He is a member of the contemporary group Between The Notes, with whom he has travelled to Asia, Europe and Australia. He has also appeared as a soloist at the BBC Proms in a programme of music by Steve Reich. As a chamber musician, Sam has performed on two recital discs with Colin Currie.