Katrine’ Baker has studied piano from a young age; but at eleven years old she decided that she liked it. Living in St Petersburg, Russia where her father was working as a philanthropist, she became inspired as a musician and met her first great mentor, Yanna Orlana. She later returned to Russia and graduated from the St Petersburg International Music Academy for Children, where she studied piano performance with Natalya Gergovna. Upon her return to the United States she has studied with many prestigious teachers including, Elaine Vetus, Alan Lenicheck, Lynn Dean, Dennis Hirst, Gary Amano, Mykola Suk, and Nancy Allred. She currently studies with internationally acclaimed pedagogue, Graham Fitch.
Katrine’ has been honored with numerous scholarships, awards and recognitions. She has been featured as a concerto soloist for both the southwest Symphony and Orchestra of Southern Utah.
She is a graduate of Dixie State University where she completed her Bachelors in Music, and later taught as an adjunct professor under the direction of her dear friend and distinguished colleague, Nancy Allred. Katrine’ currently teaches privately and often collaborates with local musicians.
Although her first love was music, her true love is her family. Katrine’ postponed her graduate work when she met and married her wonderful husband, Brad Baker. Together they have blended a family of seven incredible children. Without question, she credits her seven amazing children as her greatest success!