CHRISTINA M. BAKER
Christina Baker has long experience in the field of talent management and broad expertise in the business of classical music.
Having trained as a classical flutist, she went on to work at Columbia Artists Management Inc., serving from 1999 to 2003 as an assistant to the senior vice president. In this capacity she participated in the planning and administration of numerous orchestral tours and provided assistance in the management of a number of major attractions and headliners such as Marvin Hamlisch.
From 2003 to 2007, Baker was a booking representative at ICM Artists, participating in the transition of the company into Opus 3 Artists. She returned to CAMI in 2007 as the company’s West Coast representative and subsequently served as Southeast representative.
In her years in the business, she has been responsible for negotiating and securing engagements for many of the world's leading orchestras, classical soloists and vocalists, dance companies and other major artists and high-profile attractions. Baker has worked extensively in every territory of the United States and has developed a comprehensive knowledge of the country's presenting organizations – from the largest commercial houses and promoters to the most specialized chamber music and recital series.
Baker is driven by a passion for classical music and considers it her mission to apply her considerable knowledge of and experience in the music business to promote the classical performing arts and repertoire. She has an MFA in flute performance from Purchase College, State University of New York.
Chris Williams is an accomplished manager of artistic talent whose deft interpersonal skills and business savvy have allowed him to notch an impressive array of accomplishments in the classical music business.
After studying viola performance as an undergraduate and earning a master of music degree from Yale University, Williams joined Frank Salomon Associates in 2010. There, he took on two roles, working both as an executive assistant to the president and as an artist manager and senior booking associate. In addition to managing Sybarite5, he also provided associate management services to Richard Goode, Leon Fleisher, Lise de la Salle and Alon Goldstein.
Throughout his career, Williams has accumulated significant experience in booking artists, demonstrated a knack for forging close relationships, built up a strong network of arts presenters, and provided his artists with valuable consulting services on a wide range of topics relevant to their careers and future success.