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Considered one of the finest interpreters of the classical and romantic repertoire, Imogen Cooper is known internationally for her virtuosity and lyricism. Her recent and upcoming concert performances include the London Symphony Orchestra with Sir Simon Rattle, the Hallé Orchestra with Sir Mark Elder, and the Cleveland and Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestras with Dame Jane Glover. His solo recitals this season include performances in London, New York and Washington DC.

Imogen has an international career and has played with the New York Philharmonic, Philadelphia, Boston, Berliner Philharmoniker, Vienna Philharmonic, Royal Concertgebouw, Leipzig Gewandhaus, Dresden Staatskapelle, Budapest Festival, and NHK Symphony Orchestras. He has played at the BBC Proms and with all the major British orchestras, including particularly close relationships with the Royal Northern Sinfonia and the Britten Sinfonia, which he plays and conducts. His recitals include Tokyo, Hong Kong, Philadelphia, Montreal, Prague, Paris, Vienna, the Schwarzenberg Schubertiade, and the Ruhr Klavierfest in Germany.

As a committed chamber musician, Imogen performs regularly with Henning Kraggerud and Adrian Brendel. After a long collaboration with Wolfgang Holzmair in both the concert hall and recording studio, her lieder partners now include Ian Bostridge, Sarah Connolly, and Mark Padmore. Imogen's recent solo recordings for Chandos Records include music by French and Spanish composers, Beethoven, Liszt and Respighi. Her discography also includes Mozart's Concertos with the Royal Northern Sinfonia and a cycle of solo works by Schubert performed in recital and released on the "Schubert Live" label.

Imogen was awarded a DBE as part of the Queen's Birthday Honors in 2021. This honor is in addition to her many awards and honors, including the Queen's Medal for Music (2019), the Royal Philharmonic Society Performers Award (2008), and the Doctor of Music at Exeter University (1999). The Imogen Cooper Music Trust was founded in 2015 to support young pianists at the peak of their careers. Imogen served as jury chair of the Leeds International Piano Competition in 2021, a role she will resume in 2024.

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