Richard Baker (composer)

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Richard Baker (born 1972) is a British composer and conductor.


Richard Baker was a chorister in Lichfield Cathedral choir as a child.[1] He read music at Exeter College, Oxford, and spent a year at the Royal Conservatory of The Hague studying under Louis Andriessen, before attending Royal Holloway, University of London, where he received his doctorate.[2] In 2001 he was appointed New Music Fellow at Kettle's Yard, and became fellow-commoner at Trinity Hall, Cambridge, where he was Director of Music from 2005 to 2007. He is also Professor of Composition at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama.[3]


Baker's notable compositions include 'Los Rábanos' (1998), 'Learning to Fly' (1999)[2] and 'The Tyranny of Fun' (2012).


  1. ^ Christopher Morley, "Richard Baker is stepping up to the podium with BCMG". Retrieved 2014-04-14. 
  2. ^ a b "Composer profile". Archived from the original on July 27, 2011. Retrieved 2008-01-20. 
  3. ^ Kettle's Yard, Cambridge. "Kettle's Yard and Friends' News Spring 2007" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2007-07-12. Retrieved 2008-01-20.