Imogen Cooper
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1949-08-28
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Imogen Cooper

Imogen Cooper Biography (Wikipedia)

Imogen Cooper, CBE (born 28 August 1949) is an English pianist.

Cooper was born in North London, daughter of the musicologist Martin du Pré Cooper and Mary Stewart, artist. She grew up surrounded by music through her parents and her older siblings: Felicity, Josephine and Dominic Cooper. Realising that Imogen had an exceptional musical talent her parents sent her at the age of 12 to Paris to study for six years at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique (CNSM) with Jacques Février, Yvonne Lefébure and Germaine Mounier. This was considered a provocative move by the music establishment, and there was a lengthy correspondence in The Times between Thomas Armstrong, Principal of the Royal Academy of Music in London, and Martin Cooper, arguing the pros and cons of taking a gifted child out of conventional education to specialise so early, and in a foreign country.

In 1967 at the age of 17, the CNSM awarded her a Premier Prix de Piano, a major distinction. Cooper was mentored in her late teens by Arthur Rubinstein and Clifford Curzon, and subsequently studied in Vienna with Alfred Brendel, Paul Badura-Skoda and Jörg Demus, particularly in her early twenties by Brendel, an experience that has resonated with her throughout her performing life. Apart from spending her teenage years in Paris, London has been Cooper's principal residence.

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Past BBC Events

BBC Philharmonic 2018-19 Season: Stravinsky/Mozart/Tchaikovsky
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The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester
2019-01-26T17:34:34
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26
Jan
2019
BBC Philharmonic 2018-19 Season: Stravinsky/Mozart/Tchaikovsky

BBC Philharmonic 2018-19 Season: Stravinsky/Mozart/Tchaikovsky

19:30
The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester
BBC SSO 2016-17 Season: Bruckner 9 in Edinburgh
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Usher Hall, Edinburgh
2016-09-25T17:34:34
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25
Sep
2016
BBC SSO 2016-17 Season: Bruckner 9 in Edinburgh

BBC SSO 2016-17 Season: Bruckner 9 in Edinburgh

Usher Hall, Edinburgh
BBC SSO 2016-17 Season: Perth Concert Series: BBC SSO
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Perth Concert Hall
2016-09-23T17:34:34
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23
Sep
2016
BBC SSO 2016-17 Season: Perth Concert Series: BBC SSO

BBC SSO 2016-17 Season: Perth Concert Series: BBC SSO

19:30
Perth Concert Hall
Proms 2013: Prom 73: Imogen Cooper and Paul Lewis play Schubert
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Royal Albert Hall
2013-09-05T17:34:34
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5
Sep
2013
Proms 2013: Prom 73: Imogen Cooper and Paul Lewis play Schubert

Proms 2013: Prom 73: Imogen Cooper and Paul Lewis play Schubert

Royal Albert Hall
Proms 2013: Proms Chamber Music 3: Britten Up-Close
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Cadogan Hall
2013-07-29T17:34:34
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29
Jul
2013
Proms 2013: Proms Chamber Music 3: Britten Up-Close

Proms 2013: Proms Chamber Music 3: Britten Up-Close

Cadogan Hall

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