Rowan Baker became conductor of the Letchworth Sinfonia in September 2017. He grew up in Hertfordshire where he first began to make music, playing cello and tuba. He played with the County Youth Orchestra, and a variety of ensembles through the Mid Herts Music Service. He gained a first class honours degree from Southampton University in 2011, and a distinction in his conducting postgraduate degree at the Royal College of Music. Amongst others he has studied with Michael Rose, George Hurst, Paavo and Neeme Järvi, and Marin Allsop. He has conducted a wide range of orchestras including Luton Symphony Orchestra, Hertfordshire Philharmonic and the de Havilland Philharmonic. He lives in London working for Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Really Useful Group. He has also worked as an arranger, transcribe and copyist for London Festival Opera.