JANE COOP – CANADA
Elegant, experienced, and brilliant, are words to describe pianist Jane Coop who takes her art form to a higher stratum. Renowned for her appealing performance style, she is considered Canada’s premier Mozart interpreter by The Calgary Herald and has consistently been praised for her capacity to graciously carry the sensitivity and spirit of the music she plays, right to her listeners.
Jane has worked with prominent conductors such as Sir Andrew Davis, John Eliot Gardiner, and Rudolf Barshai, and with orchestras around the world including the Royal Philharmonic, Seattle and Oregon Symphonies, Hong Kong Philharmonic, National Taiwan Symphony Orchestra, Bavarian Radio Orchestra, and most orchestras in Canada. As a respected concerto soloist, recitalist, and chamber musician, she has made appearances in eminent halls such as the Bolshoi Hall in St. Petersburg, the Kennedy Center, Alice Tully Hall, Roy Thomson Hall, the Hong Kong Cultural Centre, the Beijing Concert Hall, and the Salle Gaveau in Paris. In her own country, she has given concerts in every province, as well as Yukon. Recent highlights include a concerto with the Saskatoon Symphony and a residency at the Lunenburg Academy of Music Performance in Nova Scotia, among solo and chamber recitals.
Jane has recorded extensively and garnered multiple JUNO nominations. This newest title, her 17th recording to her discography, Three Keyboard Masters: Bach, Beethoven, & Rachmaninoff, reflects the depth of her pianistic canon. She is also fortunate to have four concerto recordings, various chamber works recorded with the Satie String Quartet of Paris, and the complete Beethoven Piano and Violin Sonatas with esteemed colleague Andrew Dawes in her list.
Jane’s major teachers were Anton Kuerti and Leon Fleisher. Rounding out her significant contribution to Canadian music, she served as Professor of Piano and Chamber Music at the University of British Columbia’s School of Music for more than three decades. In December 2012, for her years of artistic dedication to this country, she was appointed to the Order of Canada.
Jane Coop is a Steinway Artist.