Martin Baker (organist)

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Martin Baker
Born (1967-07-26) 26 July 1967 (age 48)
Manchester, England
Genres Choral music
Occupation(s) Organist, Choral conductor
Instruments Organ
Years active 1993 – present

Martin Baker (born 26 July 1967 in Manchester) is Master of Music at Westminster Cathedral, a position he has held since 2000.

Martin Baker was educated at the Royal Northern College of Music Junior School, Chetham's School of Music, St Ambrose College, and attended Downing College, Cambridge as an Organ Scholar from 1985-88. He subsequently held appointments at Westminster Cathedral (Organ Scholar 1988-90), St Paul's Cathedral (Assistant Organist 1990-1991) and Westminster Abbey (Sub-Organist 1992-98 and Acting Organist 1998-99.)[1]

Martin Baker won first prize in the Improvisation Competition at the St Albans International Organ Festival in 1997.[2]

While his position at Westminster Cathedral is primarily focused on choral direction, he maintains an international profile as an organ recitalist, and is known particularly for his skill in organ improvisation.


  1. ^ "International Special Report: Princess Diana, 1961-1997". The Washington Post. 1999-01-30. Retrieved 2008-10-06. The organ is played by Martin Baker, sub-organist of Westminster Abbey. 
  2. ^ "Prizewinners". International Organ Festival Society. Retrieved 2009-03-10. [dead link]

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