Frances Blaker received her Music Pedagogical and Performance
degrees in recorder from the Royal Conservatory of Music in Copenhagen where she studied with Eva Legêne. She also studied with Marion Verbruggen in the
Ms. Blaker has performed as a soloist and with various ensembles in the United States, Denmark, England and the Netherlands. She is a member of
Farallon Recorder Quartet and the Tibia Recorder Duo and of Ensemble Vermillian. She teaches privately and at workshops throughout the United
States and is an assistant director of the Amherst Early Music Festival, Inc. and a board member of the American Recorder Society.
Ms. Blaker is the author of The Recorder Player's Companion and the "Opening Measures" column in the American Recorder, and a collaborator and performer
on the Disc Continuo series of recordings. Her first publication of compositions, Six Duets, was released September 10, 2005.
She can be heard on CD with the Farallon Recorder Quartet and with Ensemble Vermillian, whose debut CD, Stolen Jewels, was released December 2005.