Regarded as one of the finest interpreters of the Classical and Romantic keyboard repertoire, Imogen Cooper is internationally renowned for her virtuosity and lyricism. She has a widespread international career and has appeared with the New York Philharmonic, Berliner Philharmoniker, Vienna Philharmonic, Royal Concertgebouw, Budapest Festival and NHK Symphony Orchestras. Recent and future concerto performances include the London Symphony Orchestra with Sir Simon Rattle, the Hallé Orchestra with Sir Mark Elder and the Cleveland and Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestras with Dame Jane Glover. 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.
As an avid supporter of new music, Imogen has premiered works by Deirdre Gribbin and Thomas Adés as part of the Cheltenham Music Festival. This eclectic programme at Barnes promises to exhibit Imogen’s mastery at the keyboard.
Imogen Cooper, Piano
Schubert Piano Sonata in C Major, D.840, The Reliquie
Schubert Impromptus Nos 1 and 2, D899, Op. 90
J.S. Bach arr.Kempff “Nun freut euch, lieben Christen g’mein”
J. S Bach arr. Busoni “Nun komm den Heiden Heiland”
Adés Darknesse Visible
Beethoven Piano Sonata No. 31 in A-flat major, Op. 110
‘She is an outstanding artist, one of the finest pianists now playing. Go, listen, and wonder how many better pianists there are alive in this country, or anywhere.’ – Daily Telegraph
‘Imogen is one of the greatest musicians England has produced.’ – Sir Simon Rattle
Concert Patrons – Stephen and Frederique Browne
Photo Credit: Sim Canetty-Clarke