Drew Baker - Composer
Drew Baker is a Chicago-based composer and pianist. Described by the American Record Guide as "extremely inventive," Baker's music explores the many sonic identities of conventional and unconventional instrumentations, often taking into account visual art and politics.
Baker's complete piano music was recently recorded by renowned pianist Marilyn Nonken and released on New Focus Recordings. Additionally, his works have been performed by a number of leading contemporary music ensembles including H2 Quartet, Talea Ensemble, International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE), Dal Niente, The Group for Contemporary Music, Ensemble21, and Chicago Chamber Musicians.
Baker earned a Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance from the Eastman School of Music, a Master of Music in Composition from Rice University and a Doctor of Music in Composition from Northwestern University. His primary composition teachers have included Marti Epstein, Augusta Read Thomas, Shih-Hui Chen, Karim Al-Zand and Jason Eckardt.
Learn more about Stress Position - a recording of the complete piano works of Drew Baker performed by renowned pianist Marilyn Nonken.