"Baker gave an incandescent performance." (The Arts Desk)
SCHUBERT - Fantasia in C major, D. 934
BRITTEN - Suite, Op. 6
ELGAR - Sonata for violin and piano, Op. 82
With a premiere by YCA Composer, TONIA KO
New Zealand native Benjamin Baker has moved audiences around the world with his musicianship. His playing has been described as having “expressive colour” and “sonorous presence” (Beethoven Society of Europe). Mr. Baker is a First Prize Winner of the 2016 Young Concert Artists International Auditions, at which he was the recipient of three special performance awards including the Bridgehampton Chamber Music Festival Prize, the Embassy Series Prize, and the Hayden’s Ferry Chamber Music Series Prize. He will make his U.S. recital debuts in the 2017-2018 Young Concert Artists Series at Merkin Concert Hall in New York, supported by the Peter Jay Sharp Concert Prize, and at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC, underwritten by the Alexander Kasza-Kasser Concert Prize. He holds the John French Violin Chair of Young Concert Artists.
Daniel Lebhardt, piano