Abi Baker, who became totally blind following an unsuccessful cataracts operation when she was a small baby, has not let this stop her from leading a richly varied and fulfilling life both as a musician and away from music. In 1998, she took up a place at the Royal College of Music where she spent nine exciting years studying piano, fortepiano, harpsichord and even gamelan.
Despite being trained as a pianist, the violin has always been very important to Abi and she feels highly invigorated whenever she has the opportunity to express herself on stage with both instruments. She recently had the opportunity to do just this as part of the Inner Vision Orchestra, founded by Baluji Shrivastav, and also thoroughly enjoys compiling and presenting a feature about the group for RNIB’s Insight Radio
Abi is very excited to be part of the British Paraorchestra and to work with Charles Hazlewood whose charismatic enthusiasm is infectious!