Frances Blaker


Frances Blaker, conductor and artistic director of the North Carolina Baroque Orchestra, also performs on recorders of all types and sizes as a soloist and with Ensemble Vermillian, Farallon Recorder Quartet, Calextone, Sitka Trio and Tibia Recorder Duo. As a member of Ensemble Vermillian, she researches, transcribes, performs and records chamber music of the 17 th and 18 th centuries. Ms. Blaker received her Music Pedagogical and Performance degrees in recorder from the Royal Danish Conservatory of Music in Copenhagen where she studied with Eva Legêne. As a composer, Ms. Blaker has been awarded residencies at the Sitka Center for Art and Ecology in Otis, Oregon in April 2003, 2006, and 2011. Her compositions have been published by PRB Productions and Lost in Time Press. She is currently pondering how to depict in music the crystalline structures found in certain meteorites.

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