“Baker played with dramatic flair, sophisticated charm, and wit.”
– THE STRAD
Benjamin Baker, a New Zealand native, has moved audiences around the world with his musicianship. He has performed as soloist with esteemed ensembles such as the Royal Philharmonic in London and the English Chamber Orchestra. Among his many accolades, Mr. Baker was a Fellow at the Ravinia’s Steans Music Institute, won representation with London’s Young Classical Artists Trust in 2013, and captured First Prize at the Windsor Festival International String Competition.
Mr. Baker’s recording “The Last Rose of Summer” on Champs Hill Records was featured on BBC Radio 3 and Classic FM, and reached #22 on the charts the first week of release.
For his devotion to charities for children, he is grateful to be an Honorary Member of the Rotary Club of Port Nicholson, and he created and led a special London Music Masters project for young violinists with dancer Cheryl McChesney, which explored the connection between music and movement.
Currently a resident of London, Benjamin Baker studied at the Yehudi Menuhin School and with Natasha Boyarsky and Felix Andrievsky at the Royal College of Music, where he was awarded the Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother Rose Bowl graduation prize. He plays a Tononi violin (1709) on generous loan, and is recipient of support from the Wallace Foundation and Carne Trust.
YCA represents violinist Benjamin Baker for worldwide engagements. Please contact us for more information.