Imogen Cooper CBE (Piano)
The 2015 Northern Aldborough Festival opens with an appearance by the great British pianist, Imogen Cooper. In the words of BBC Music, her ‘artistic sensibility…reflects a sympathy with the music so intimate and compelling that it seems for the most part to transcend the very concept of interpretation.’ Her exquisite pianism, particularly in works of the classical period, is not to be missed.
- Chopin: Barcarolle Opus 60
- Schumann: Humoresque Opus 20
- Schubert: 12 German Dances D.790
- Schubert: Sonata in A major D.959
The poise of Cooper’s playing holds one breathless…Cooper’s sense of rightness of colour and her exquisite balancing of textures fully justify her reputation as one of the great Schubertians of our time.’
‘Quite simply one of the finest pianists this country has produced.’
Recognized worldwide as a pianist of virtuosity and poetic poise, Imogen Cooper
has established a reputation as one of the finest interpreters of the classical repertoire. During the 2014/15 season she will perform the Ravel G major Concerto with the Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra at the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, Beethoven Piano Concerto No 2 with the Philadelphia Orchestra and Music of the Baroque in Chicago and Mozart with the Seattle Symphony. Towards the end of the season Imogen will travel to the Far East, to play solo recitals in Hong Kong, Seoul and Singapore.
Last season, Imogen performed with the London Symphony Orchestra, made her debut with the Cleveland Orchestra, played many solo recitals in the USA, UK and the Netherlands and undertook an extensive tour to Australia. Following a performance of the Ravel G major concerto in 2012, Imogen played twice at the BBC Proms during 2013, in a Britten chamber concert and a Schubert Recital at the Royal Albert Hall; a solo sonata and the Grand Duo with Paul Lewis.
Imogen Cooper has a widespread international career and has appeared with the New York Philharmonic, Vienna Philharmonic, Royal Concertgebouw, Leipzig Gewandhaus, Budapest Festival and NHK Symphony Orchestras. Imogen Cooper has played with all the major British orchestras and her recital appearances have included New York, Tokyo, Paris, Vienna, Prague, London and the Schubertiade in Schwarzenberg.
Imogen Cooper received a CBE in the Queen’s New Year Honours in 2007 and was the recipient of an award from the Royal Philharmonic Society the following year. Imogen Cooper was the Humanitas Visiting Professor in Classical Music and Music Education at the University of Oxford for 2012-13.
Date: Thursday 11th June 2015
Venue: St Andrew’s Church, Aldborough