born on 28/8/1949 in London, United Kingdom
Imogen Cooper, CBE (born August 28, 1949) is an English pianist.
Born in London, she is the daughter of the musicologist Martin Cooper. She studied piano in London with Kathleen Long, in Paris with Jacques Février and Yvonne Lefébure, and in Vienna with Alfred Brendel, Jörg Demus and Paul Badura-Skoda. She is particularly known for her interpretations of Schubert and Schumann, but she has also been involved in modern music, giving the premières of works such as Traced Overhead by Thomas Adès. As well as performing as soloist she participates in chamber music and lieder, her long-standing partnership with baritone Wolfgang Holzmair being especially notable.
She was appointed CBE in the 2007 New Year Honours List.
- Honours for Stewart and Glennie, BBC News, 2006-12-30. URL accessed on 2008-05-15., para. 12.
- Moss, Stephen, The slow burner, The Guardian, 2008-05-15. URL accessed on 2008-05-15.
- Tommasini, Anthony, Imogen Cooper at Zankel Hall: Virtuosity Without Razzle-Dazzle, New York Times, 2006-05-11. URL accessed on 2008-05-15.