Salt Lake Symphony Guest Artist
Jenny Oaks Baker
Jenny Oaks Baker is one of America’s most accomplished classical violinists. She began playing the violin at age four, and made her solo orchestral debut in 1983 when she was only eight years old. She received her Master of Music degree from the renowned Juilliard School in New York City and her bachelor’s degree in violin performance from the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia.
She has performed as a soloist at Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Strath- more Hall, the Library of Congress and as a guest soloist with the Jerusalem Symphony, the San Diego Symphony, the Utah Symphony, the Orchestra at Temple Square, and the internationally acclaimed Mormon Tabernacle Choir. In 2005, Ms. Baker soloed with the National Symphony Orchestra, at the Kennedy Center under the direction of Marvin Hamlisch.
Ms. Baker performed as a first violinist with the National Symphony Orchestra for seven years before resigning in 2007 to devote more time to her young family. She has released nine albums since 1998. They have sold more than 150,000 copies, charted on Billboard, and garnered numerous Pearl Awards from the Faith Centered Music Association including Song, Album, and Artist of the Year.
Ms. Baker, her husband Matthew, and their four children reside outside of Washington D.C
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