Alister Barker is an experienced and award-winning professional cellist and cello teacher working in Melbourne, Australia. A graduate of the esteemed Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester and the Australian National Academy of Music, Alister has performed widely as a soloist, chamber musician and orchestral player in Europe, Asia, Canada and his native Australia.

Alister has broadcast regularly on ABC Classic FM and 3MBS FM as a soloist and chamber musician. As an orchestral musician, he has worked extensively as a freelance cellist with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Melbourne Chamber Orchestra, Victorian Opera, Orchestra Victoria, ASTRA Chamber Choir and the Halle Orchestra amongst others.

In addition to his work as a performer, Alister has a reputation as an inspiring, informed and dedicated teacher. He tutors students of all ages and levels of accomplishment at his studio in Forest Hill, Melbourne.