We welcome one of the UK’s foremost pianists, Imogen Cooper. Regarded as one of the finest interpreters of the classical and romantic repertoire, Imogen Cooper has appeared throughout the world in the top concert halls - Tokyo, New York, Singapore, Paris and Vienna - and with the New York Philharmonic, Vienna Philharmonic, Royal Concertgebouw, Leipzig Gewandhaus, Budapest Festival, NHK and London Symphony Orchestras. She 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 Honorary Membership of the Royal Academy of Music and was the Humanitas Visiting Professor in Classical Music and Music Education at the University of Oxford for 2012-13.
The Imogen Cooper Music Trust was founded in 2015, to support young pianists on the cusp of their careers, and to give them time in an environment of peace and beauty.
Schubert Piano Sonata in A major D. 959
Liszt Gretchen movement from Faust Symphony
Brahms Sieben Fantasien Op. 116
Generously sponsored by Nicholas & Jane Allen, Rosemary Harris, Peter & Jo Lavender, Ian & Caroline McNeil and John & Corinne Older
Imogen Cooper (photo: Sim Canetty-Clarke)