Walter Cardew Group plays new music in the chamber music tradition, influenced by jazz and other popular forms and including improvisation. Our aesthetic could perhaps be described as melodic, rhythmic, harmonic; music rather than sound; creation rather than destruction.

forthcoming performances:

Wednesday 14th November 2018:  Klinker Club in London.

Venue: Bethnal Green Working Men's Club 

42-44 Pollard Row 

London E2 6NB 

Walter Cardew – guitar

Horace Cardew – tenor sax & bass clarinet

Androniki Liokoura – keyboards

Nima Gousheh - accordion

Unfortunately Paul Taylor can't be there that night, but we're pleased to have Nima Gousheh join us on accordion. Also featured in the evening will be L. Don Okami, Nicola Woodham and Fanny Octavia Batman -obviously it will be a great night! More details on the Klinker Club website.


Horace Cardew

tenor saxophone, clarinet, bass clarinet

After a first degree in Physics Horace Cardew studied saxophone and clarinet at the Royal Academy of Music. He now works extensively as a freelance musician which has taken him as far afield as China.

Androniki Liokoura

piano, keyboard

Androniki studied piano and engineering in Greece before coming to the UK to complete her post-graduate music studies, gaining a Masters in Piano Performance.

Paul Taylor


Walter Cardew was born in 1966 and grew up in London in a musical family. From an early age he showed a great interest in music and on leaving  school attended Guildhall School of Music and Drama before pursuing a career playing drums in the pop/jazz world enjoying chart success with The Pasadenas in 1988/89.


He then decided to pursue composition, studying as a part-time mature student for both a Bachelor of Music and a Masters degree in composition at Goldsmiths College. 


Between 1994-2009 he was part of Walter & Sabrina, producing more than 10 releases, playing many of the instruments as well as conducting chamber groups in recordings. As part of W&S he also composed music for television and live performances in the UK and abroad (see Walter & Sabrina in other).

Since 2009 he has been composing music for his own group (playing electric guitar) and in 2012 released the CD Chamber Music on Danny Dark Records.

". . . Cardew is a first-class player gifted with digital facility and rational connectedness that elevate the nuances of his instrument and the album's [Chamber Music] overall resonance alike."

Massimo Ricci in Touching Extremes, October 2012.

Nima Gousheh

piano accordion

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