Elizabeth Baker, violin

   Violinist Elizabeth Baker had a 40 year career performing with the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra (10 years) and the Los Angeles Philharmonic (30 years) before permanently moving to Taos. She has been active performing in New Mexico as part of chamber and orchestral ensembles and is Director of the Taos School of Music.
    Baker has also performed chamber music with her colleagues in the SFSO and the LA Philharmonic and was a member of XTet and Bach’s Circle, performing throughout the Western U.S. for Chamber Music Northwest, Sedona, Bach Festivals in Los Angeles, Carmel and Oregon, South Bay Chamber Music, and Colly Soleri Music Center, among others. She appeared as soloist three times during her tenure with the LA Philharmonic, all premieres and all receiving critical acclaim.
    Baker served on the faculty at Cal Arts for 12 years and has worked with the YOLA youth at HOLA since its inception in 2011. She can be heard on recordings from Hänssler classics, Delos, New World and Crystal labels.
    Baker holds degrees from Oberlin Conservatory (’76) and Indiana University School of Music (’78, with Distinction, and awarded the Performer’s Certificate). She plays on a Sanctus Seraphin Violin, 1733 previously owned by her late mother Virginia Voigtlander Baker.