GRNCM, PPRNCM, LRAM
With 30 years’ experience and representing the fourth generation of a musical family, pianist Robin Baker enjoys a busy freelance career as piano accompanist, piano teacher and chamber musician. Robin studied at the Royal Northern College of Music in the UK for her music degree and post-graduate studies, with teachers Derrick Wyndham and John Wilson. She spent many years overseas performing in concerts in Britain and Europe. Robin has recorded for the ABC and BBC, appeared as guest artist at ANAM, and is a staff pianist at the University of Melbourne and Monash University.
Robin also coaches students in her private teaching practice for scholarship auditions and competitions. She is passionate about working with the individual strengths of each student so they can learn and perform at their best, and so contribute to their self-esteem and confidence.
Throughout her whole career Robin has performed in piano trios, quartets and quintets, including touring Asia with the Szigeti Trio. She has been a tutor of chamber music at the University of Melbourne and continues to coach chamber groups in performance and rehearsal techniques in her studio. She accompanies regularly for the Suzuki Association and for their advanced student stream. Robin was an organiser of the Piano Accompanist Summer School and has been a regular tutor at the annual event. She has given masterclasses in both the UK and Melbourne.
Robin is excited about the opportunity of being on the VMTA Council and helping to provide members with the resources they need.