Composer for all publications at KatBakScores
Katharina Baker was born (*1972) and raised in Lübeck in the North of Germany, where she was surrounded by music at home, at church and in school throughout her childhood and youth. The violin became her main instrument and opened the gates to orchestras and chamber music, which alongside choir singing became a vital part of Katharina’s teenage years.
After graduating from high school, she moved to the Swedish Island Gotland, working with Swedish and refugee children with music and circus arts for 2 years. This was followed by 3 more years of voluntary work in Camphill Communities in County Kilkenny, Ireland, caring for people with disabilities.
In 1996 Katharina moved to Stockholm where she first studied one year of Musicology at Stockholm University followed by a five year course in Violin (Ulla Magnusson), Violin Methodology and Ensemble Conducting at the Royal University College of Music in Stockholm, from which she graduated in 2002 (MA).
In June 2002 Katharina returned to Ireland with her Irish husband and young family and settled down in County Galway where she started the music school Coole Music & Arts in 2005.
Katharina has been writing her music for various groups she has been working with over the past decades. From children’s quartets to University Orchestras, she always tries to find the right language within the given frame of technical abilities and possibilities.