Anne Baker CELLO

A member of the Philharmonia since 1989, Anne began playing the cello aged five and was the youngest ever student to be accepted by the Royal Academy of Music, studying with the distinguished teacher Florence Hooton.

With awards from the Countess of Munster Trust and the Macklin Bursary she was able to complete her studies in Geneva with the legendary cellist Pierre Fournier. Winner of the Incorporated Society of Musicians 'Young Artist's' Competition, Anne gave an acclaimed debut recital at London's Wigmore Hall, with her playing described by The Daily Telegraph as "elegantly responsive,fluent and poetic".

As a recitalist and founder member of The Brahms Trio of London she has performed throughout the UK and Europe, to music clubs and at festivals from the Orkney Islands to the Festungsconzerts in Salzburg. Television and radio credits include The House and Summer's Awakening for Channel 4 and The Prodigy for BBC Radio 4 Afternoon Theatre.

As a teacher she has held positions at the Royal Academy of Music Junior Department and at Eton College. Anne has worked with most of the great orchestras in London and the UK and played for the world's leading conductors over the last quarter of a century.  

Particularly noted for her affinity with the cello music of Delius, she often collaborated with the world renowned Dr Eric Fenby, in the lecture hall and on the concert platform. In the autumn of 2011 Anne was invited to contribute an article on her memories of working with Eric Fenby to the 150th issue of the Delius Society Journal.  

Anne plays an old Italian cello which is now in its 42nd year of loyal service to her!