Bourgie Hall presents

Imogen Cooper

Regarded as one of the finest interpreters of Classical and Romantic repertoire, Imogen Cooper is internationally renowned for her virtuosity and lyricism. Recent and future concerto performances include the London Symphony Orchestra with Sir Simon Rattle, Cleveland Orchestra with Dame Jane Glover, the Hallé Orchestra with Sir Mark Elder, the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra with Ryan Wigglesworth and the Aurora Orchestra with Nicholas Collon. Her solo recitals this season include performances at the Klavierfest Ruhr in Germany, Schubertiada in Spain, Stockholm, London and Montreal. In September 2021 Imogen was the Chair of the Jury at the Leeds International Piano Competition.

“Imogen is one of the greatest musicians England has produced. She’s utterly without show. Mozart, Schumann and Schubert could have been written for her.” – Simon Rattle

Imogen has a widespread international career and has appeared with the New York Philharmonic, Philadelphia, Boston, Berliner Philharmoniker, Vienna Philharmonic, Royal Concertgebouw, Leipzig Gewandhaus, Budapest Festival and NHK Symphony Orchestras. She has also undertaken tours with the Camerata Salzburg, Australian and Orpheus Chamber Orchestras. She has played at the BBC Proms and with all the major British orchestras, including particularly close relationships with the Royal Northern Sinfonia and Britten Sinfonia, play/directing. Her recital appearances have included Tokyo, Hong Kong, New York, Singapore, Paris, Vienna, Prague and the Schubertiade in Schwarzenberg.

Imogen is a committed chamber musician and performs regularly with Henning Kraggerud and Adrian Brendel. As a Lieder recitalist, she has had a long collaboration with Wolfgang Holzmair in both the concert hall and recording studio. Her recent recordings for Chandos Records feature music by French and Spanish composers, Beethoven, Liszt and Wagner.

Imogen received a DBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours in 2021. The honour adds to her many awards and accolades, which include the Queen’s Medal for Music (2019), Royal Philharmonic Society Performers Award (2008), Commander of the Order of the British Empire (2007) and Honorary Membership of the Royal Academy of Music (1997). The Imogen Cooper Music Trust was founded in 2015, to support young pianists at the cusp of their careers, and give them time in an environment of peace and beauty.

SCHUBERT Piano Sonata
RAVEL Sonatine
LISZT Les jeux d’eaux à la villa d’Este
RAVEL Jeux d’eau
Valses nobles et sentimentales
LISZT Hungarian Rhapsody No. 13 in A minor

Sunday, April 3, 2022 at 2:30 pm
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