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Imogen Cooper

Imogen Cooper’s recent engagements include concertos with the London Symphony Orchestra and Mark Elder and with the Cleveland Orchestra under Jane Glover, and solo recitals in the U. S., U. K., and the Netherlands including the completion of a cycle of Schubert’s solo works at Wigmore Hall. She celebrated Britten’s centenary year by performing two of his song cycles with Christianne Stotijn, one of which was featured in a BBC Proms concert.  At the 2013 Proms, she played solo works by Schubert as well as the Grand Duo with Paul Lewis at Royal Albert Hall. She last appeared with Music of the Baroque in January 2011.

Other recent highlights include concerto performances with the Philadelphia Orchestra and Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester, a UK tour with the Budapest Festival Orchestra, and performances of Ravel’s G Major Concerto at the BBC Proms and Lincoln Center with the Orchestra of the Royal Academy of Music and the Juilliard School.

Imogen Cooper has appeared with many major orchestras including the New York Philharmonic, Vienna Philharmonic, Royal Concertgebouw, Leipzig Gewandhaus, London Symphony, Cleveland Orchestra, and the NHK Symphony Orchestra. She has performed with all the major British orchestras and has particularly close relationships with the Royal Northern and Britten sinfonias, both playing and directing. She has toured with the Camerata Salzburg and the Australian and Orpheus Chamber Orchestras, and appeared in recital in New York, Tokyo, Paris, Vienna, Prague, London, and at the Schubertiade in Schwarzenberg.

As a Lieder recitalist, she has enjoyed a long collaboration with Wolfgang Holzmair in both the concert hall and recording studio (for Philips). Her discography also includes Mozart Concertos with the Royal Northern Sinfonia (Avie), a solo recital at the Wigmore Hall (Wigmore Live) and a cycle of solo works by Schubert recorded live and released under the label ‘Schubert Live.’ Her first recording for Chandos features music by Brahms and Schumann.

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. In 1997 she was awarded an Honorary Membership of the Royal Academy of Music, and in 1999 she was made a Doctor of Music at Exeter University. She was the Humanitas Visiting Professor in Classical Music and Music Education at the University of Oxford for 2012-13.

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