Charles Baker Music © all rights reserved

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UK-based composer, pianist and arranger

I have played the piano and keyboard for over 14 years and have gained a Performer’s Certificate and Trinity ATCL Diploma along the way. I am very strong at sight-reading and play with a lot of power and passion. I have had experience accompanying various choirs, most recently a student choir at University and the Huddersfield Gilbert and Sullivan Society.


I greatly enjoy playing on stage in front of a large audience; I have acquired enough experience now to enjoy the atmosphere and not be put off by nerves. I also have experience playing in concert bands and orchestras, both as part of the group and as a solo performer.

Here are a few examples of me performing some established piano works - I hope you enjoy listening to them.

 


 

 

Classical Music

 

NOCTURNE in E FLAT MAJOR -
Chopin
Performed by Charles Baker

 

A very delicate and quiet ‘night piece’, as Chopin called it.
This famous music, with its memorable melody, seamlessly builds to a powerful climax, and the wide dynamic range makes it a great performance piece.

 

THE MONTAGUES AND

THE CAPULETS - Prokofiev

Performed by Charles Baker

 

This is great fun to perform; especially as it’s well known and has been used countless times on TV, the most famous being of course at the start of the Apprentice UK. I am sure almost any person in the street would recognise it if you hummed it to them!

 

ETUDE Op. 8 No. 12 in D# MINOR

- Scriabin

Performed by Charles Baker


One of Scriabin’s most well known pieces, this is a recording of me performing it in a church in Bath during Christmas 2009.

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SOMEBODY TOLD ME - THE KILLERS

Performed by Charles Baker

 

 

 

WONDERWALL - OASIS

Performed by Charles Baker

 

 

 

YOUR SONG - ELTON JOHN

Performed by Charles Baker

 

 

 

DON’T STOP BELIEVING - JOURNEY

Performed by Charles Baker

 

 

 

DANCING QUEEN - ABBA

Performed by Charles Baker

 

 

HEARTBEAT - STEPS

Performed by Charles Baker

 

 

QUIET IMPROVISATION (suitable as background music in restaurants etc.)

Performed by Charles Baker

Popular Music

 

I’m also proficient in playing pop music - here are some examples of me playing well-known pop songs on the piano:

 

(Note: The songs below I played in a relaxed, soft style, but soon I will be uploading recordings of songs played in a more ‘power pop’ style, ranging from Muse to Stereophonics!)

NOCTURNE IN Eb edited.mp3
PROKOFIEV.mp3
Scriabin in Church Bath Xmas 2009.mp3
06 Somebody Told Me.mp3
08 Wonderwall.mp3
03 Your Song.mp3
09 Don't Stop Believin'.mp3
05 Dancing Queen.mp3
10 Heartbeat.mp3
04 Quiet Improvisation.mp3