The Amadeus Trio

Timothy Baker, Violin

Described in a recent review as "second to none in this listener's memory," violinist Timothy Baker has appeared as soloist with the Moscow Philharmonic, National Symphony, Baltimore Symphony, Boston Pops, Stockholm Radio Orchestra, Miami Philharmonic and the Dallas Chamber Orchestra among others. In addition to his acclaimed orchestral engagements, Mr. Baker frequently performs solo recitals and appears regularly as a founding member of The Amadeus Trio.

In recent seasons, Mr. Baker has become an actively sought-after chamber musician. He has performed as guest artist with An die Musik, the American Chamber Players, the New Jersey Chamber Music Society, the New Arts Trio, and the American Chamber Ensemble and has appeared as guest artist for such summertime chamber music festivals as the Stockholm Chamber Music Festival, Sedona Chamber Music Festival, Rockport Chamber Music Festival, Grand Canyon Chamber Music Festival, Park City (UT) International Chamber Music Festival, and the Lake Placid Chamber Music Festival.

Mr. Baker is also in demand as a concertmaster for network television specials and was until recently the permanent concertmaster of the Wolf Trap Festival in Washington, DC. As concertmaster and violin soloist, he led the Wolf Trap Festival Orchestra in the Kirov Ballet Emmy Award-winning production of Swan Lake, filmed in 1986 and distributed worldwide. For his performances of the ballet solos, he was awarded a special medal of excellence by the Soviet Government in conjunction with the artistic directorship of the Kirov Ballet. Among other noteworthy performances, Mr. Baker appeared as the concertmaster and participant in a skit with Victor Borge which was filmed at Wolf Trap and released as a video celebrating Mr. Borge's 80th birthday.

Timothy Baker was accepted as a scholarship student of the famous pedagogue, Ivan Galamian, at the Juilliard School. While a student there, he was accepted into the studios of some of the world's most renowned musicians including Nathan Milstein, Felix Galimir and Robert Mann. In the years following graduation, Mr. Baker won top prizes in the VII International Tchaikovsky Violin Competition, the International Bach Solo Violin Competition, the Financial Federal International Competition in Miami, the International Music Program Competition and the North Carolina Symphony Young Artists Competition.