Winner of Second Prize at the 2008 Kathleen Ferrier Memorial Competition, Alexander Robin Baker was born in 1985 in Epsom, Surrey. He was a Music Scholar at the Royal Hospital School, Holbrook, graduated in July 2007 B.Mus. with first-class honours from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, graduating from the Post Graduate Vocal Studies Course under the tuition of David Pollard. During his time at the Guildhall he took part in many Concerts and Masterclasses, most notably with Sir John Tomlinson, Graham Johnson and Sarah Walker, and sang Edoardo
L’Assedio di Calais, The Philosopher Chérubin Norton La cambiale di matrimonio.
Alexander Robin Baker has been kindly supported by the Maidment Scholarship administered by the Musicians Benevolent Fund and the Boise Scholarship, the former giving him the opportunity to take part in Masterclasses with Dame Ann Murray. He also acknowledges the kind support of the Countess of Munster Trust and the Laurin and the Arthur Glaze Trust.
He sang Smirnov The Bear with the Nationale Reisopera RAP at the Grachtenfestival, Amsterdam, and during 2010 / 2011, made debuts with Glyndebourne Festival Opera as Novice’s Friend Billy Budd and with Glyndebourne
On Tour as Mercurio L’Incoronazione di Poppea
Concert engagements have included Messiah for Lund University Chamber Choir, Sweden, David Mathews’ Marina in the Composers’ Portrait series, broadcast live on Radio 3, as part of the 2007 BBC Proms, and Edward Harper’s Second Symphony with the Scottish Chamber Orchestra. He has appeared at the Aldeburgh, Chipping Campden and Ponte de Lima, Portugal, Festivals, and has worked with the Brandenburg Sinfonia, the BBC Symphony Orchestra, the Philharmonia Orchestra and the Ten Tors Orchestra, under conductors including Martyn Brabbins, Sir Andrew Davies, Simon Ible, Frank Ollu, Simon Over and Jeremy Silver. For Rambert Dance Company, he was baritone soloist in Eternal Light: A Requiem.
Alexander Robin Baker holds the 2010 Glyndebourne On Tour Donald A. Anderson Award and was a Jerwood Young Artist at the 2011 Glyndebourne Festival singing The Huntsman Rusalka. His performance as Novice’s Friend Billy Budd is now available on Opus Ray Blu Ray / DVD and during 2011 / 2012, he is completing his studies at the National Opera Studio. He returns to Glyndebourne in Summer 2012 to create Neto in Julian Phillips’ The Yellow Sofa both at the Festival and on the Tour and makes his debut with English National Opera as Fiorello The Barber of Seville in 2013.
Alexander Robin Baker is represented by James Black Management.