This season sees the launch of Benjamin Baker’s festival in Queenstown, New Zealand – At the World’s Edge Festival and solo appearances with the Auckland Philharmonia, Fort Worth Symphony and London Philharmonic Orchestras.
In 2021 Delphian Records released Benjamin’s recording with pianist Daniel Lebhardt. His first CD for Champs Hill Records was released in 2015 and immediately went to No.12 in the Classical Charts.
“The Fidelio cafe has a unique intimacy that makes it a perfect venue for chamber music.”
Recent concert highlights include regular appearances at Wigmore Hall and on BBC Radio 3, a debut with Scottish Chamber Orchestra and with the Christchurch Symphony Orchestra in NZ, alongside solo recordings with the BBC Concert and Royal Philharmonic Orchestras. Other solo appearances in recent seasons include the Philharmonia, Auckland Philharmonia, RTE Concert Orchestra, Symphony Orchestra Simón Bolívar of Venezuela, Royal Northern Sinfonia, London Mozart Players to name but a few.
In 2017 Benjamin premiered a new Concerto ‘Stranded’ by Matthew Kaner for the European Commission’s celebration of Europe Day at St. John’s Smith Square. Sought after as a chamber musician, Benjamin has taken part in festivals across Europe and the USA including the Cheltenham, Steirisches Kammermusik and Northern Chords Festivals.
Benjamin plays on a Tononi violin (1709) on generous loan from a private individual. He is also grateful for support from The Carne Trust.