Baron Fenwick was recently awarded silver medal in the 2019 Sendai International Music Competition. At 25 years old, he has been a frequent soloist with orchestras including the Hudson Valley Philharmonic, the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra, the South Carolina Philharmonic, the Flint Symphony Orchestra, the Western Piedmont Symphony, the South Shore Symphony, the Wintergreen Festival Orchestra, the Chamber Orchestra of Southern Maryland, and others. His performance with conductor Erin Freeman and the South Carolina Philharmonic was called “brilliant” by David Lowry of the Columbia Free-Times. “His driving rhythm, virtuosic technique, musical treatment and careful attention to the ensemble were all stunning. Put two or three more years on this young man, and we might well have a major star.”
Baron recently made his Carnegie Hall debut in Weill Hall. He is the winner of numerous awards, including the 2018 Mannes Concerto Competition, first prize in the International Keyboard Institute and Festival in 2016, second prize in the 2017 Prix Ravel at the Fontainebleau School of Art in France, first prize in the 2015 William C. Byrd Young Artist Competition, and a career grant from the Salon de Virtuosi. He has accumulated a number of important concert appearances in New York, regularly gives recitals around the country, and has been broadcast on WQXR. His diverse musical activities range from historical performance of Classical era music to premiering the works of new composers. In 2016, Baron performed the world premiere of Candlelight, a piano concerto by Faye-Ellen Silverman (composer and former Mannes faculty). He also was a co-producer for her cantata, A Free Pen. Above all, Baron enjoys collaborating with other musicians and has learned and performed a significant repertoire of chamber music.
Baron graduated with a Master’s in Music from Mannes School of Music. His teachers include Vladimir Feltsman and Pavlina Dokovska. Originally from Boone, North Carolina, he now lives in New York City.