Denise Baker began playing the violin at age 14. She received her training at the North Carolina School of the Arts with violinist Elaine Richey, where she received both her bachelor's and master's degrees in music. Denise has appeared as soloist with the Western Piedmont Symphony, where she held the position of Concertmaster before joining The Nashville Symphony in 1996. She has also performed throughout the United States and Europe as a member of the International Music Program and participated in festivals such as the Chamber Music Festival of Saugutuck, Brevard Music Center and Great Music West. Denise is a faculty member at Vanderbilt University's Blair School of Music.