Imogen Cooper is an eminent British pianist born in 1949 in London. The Daily Telegraph praised her by saying ‘One of the finest pianists now playing. Go, listen and wonder how many better pianists there are alive in this country, or anywhere’. Imogen Cooper is internationally recognized for her virtuosity and poetic poise and one of the finest interpreters of the classical repertoire.
Cooper studied piano in both London and Vienna and is especially well-known for her interpretations of the composers Schubert and Schumann. Besides her performances of early music, Imogen has also been involved in modern music. Imogen Cooper has received a CBE in the Queen’s New Year Honours in 2007 and received an award from the Royal Philharmonic Society the next year. She’s been awarded with an Honorary Membership of the Royal Academy of Music and she was made a Doctor of Music at Exeter University. Imogen Cooper was the Humanitas Visiting Professor in Classical Music and Music Education at the University of Oxford.