Regarded as one of the finest interpreters of Classical and Romantic repertoire, Imogen Cooper is internationally renowned for her virtuosity and lyricism. Recent and future concerto performances include the London Symphony Orchestra with Sir Simon Rattle, Cleveland Orchestra with Dame Jane Glover, the Hallé Orchestra with Sir Mark Elder, the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra with Ryan Wigglesworth and the Aurora Orchestra with Nicholas Collon. Her solo recitals this season include performances in London, Paris, Vienna, Toronto and Philadelphia.
Imogen 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. 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, play/directing.
Imogen is a committed chamber musician and performs regularly with Henning Kraggerud and Adrian Brendel. As a Lieder recitalist, she performs with Ian Bostridge, Sarah Connolly, Henk Neven and Mark Padmore; following a long collaboration with Wolfgang Holzmair in both the concert hall and recording studio. Imogen’s recent solo recordings for Chandos Records feature music by French and Spanish composers, Beethoven, Liszt and Wagner. Her discography also includes Mozart Concertos with the Royal Northern Sinfonia (Avie) and a cycle of solo works by Schubert recorded live and released under the label ‘Schubert Live’.
She received a DBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours in 2021. The Imogen Cooper Music Trust was founded in 2015, to support young pianists at the cusp of their careers and give them time in an environment of peace and beauty.