Benjamin Baker

Benjamin won 1st Prize at the 2016 Young Concert Artists auditions in New York and 3rd Prize at the Michael Hill Competition in New Zealand in 2017.

Highlights during 2017/18 included a critically acclaimed debut at Merkin Concert Hall in New York, recitals at the Kennedy Center in Washington DC and Festspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern in Germany. He toured throughout Canada, China, Argentina, Colombia and Chile and appeared as soloist with the Royal Philharmonic, BBC Concert, Sinfonia Cymru and National Children’s Orchestras.  

Equally at home as a chamber musician, Benjamin took part in the Bridgehampton Chamber Music Festival and Caramoor Rising Stars series in the USA, and returned to the East Neuk Festival.

Engagements this season include a Wigmore Hall Coffee Concert and his debut at the National Concert Hall in Dublin and Music for Galway Festival. He returns to the USA, Colombia, Chile and New Zealand and makes his debut in Australia.

Born in New Zealand, Benjamin studied at the Menuhin School and the Royal College of Music. He was selected by the Young Concert Artists Trust in 2013.

Benjamin plays on a Tononi violin (1709) on generous loan.

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BOOK TICKETS – ENF RETREAT: A NEXT STEP 1

Thurs 27 June, 11.30am, Crail Church | £17 / £13 / £5 | Approx. 65 mins
Benjamin Baker violin | Diyang Mei viola

BRITTEN Suite No 2 in D, Op 80 | BACH Partita in Dm, BWV1004 | HALVORSEN Passacaglia

BOOK TICKETS – ENF RETREAT: A NEXT STEP 2

Fri 28 June, 11.30am, Kilrenny Church | £17 / £13 / £5 | Approx. 80 mins
Musicians of The ENF Retreat

MOZART Quintet in Gm, K516 | BRAHMS Sextet in G, Op 36    

BOOK TICKETS – THE BOWHOUSE SERIES 6

Sun 30 June, 5pm, The Bowhouse | £25 / £18 / £5 | Approx. 105 mins with interval
Benjamin Baker violin | Diyang Mei viola | Scottish Chamber Orchestra – conducted by Joseph Swensen

WAGNER Siegfried Idyll | MOZART Sinfonia Concertante in E-flat, K364 | MENDELSSOHN Symphony No 3 in Am ‘Scottish’, Op 56

Benjamin Baker, image by Kaupo Kikkas

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www.benbakerviolin.co.uk

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Read about ENF Retreat

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“The fine violinist Benjamin Baker… brought virtuosity, refinement and youthful exuberance to a daunting program.”

New York Times – Tommasini / Merkin Concert Hall NY / February 2018

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“…technically immaculate and, more important, touching, and taking nothing for granted.”

The Strad /  Merkin Concert Hall NY / February 2018