Andrew Kwan Artists Management

JANE COOP

PIANO

 

“It is difficult to pinpoint what makes this pianist so expressive, for in her playing everything works together: technique, sense of style, tempo, sensitivity of touch, phrasing and dynamic shading. Coop has that extra something that lets a pianist become a poet.”

- THE GAZETTE, Montreal

REVIEWS

"Her playing is straightforward, intelligent, poised, and sensitive. Her tone is warm, her technique flawless, her temperament poetic."

- MUSICAL AMERICA

 

“It is difficult to pinpoint what makes this pianist so expressive, for in her playing everything works together: technique, sense of style, tempo, sensitivity of touch, phrasing and dynamic shading. Coop has that extra something that lets a pianist become a poet.”

- THE GAZETTE, Montreal

 

"This exquisite recital  was played with remarkable sensitivity and refinement by Jane Coop"

- NEW YORK DAILY NEWS

 

"...a bravura performance, and at the end, the audience jumped to its feet."

- THE VANCOUVER SUN

 

"Coop's style proved enormously appealing: light, clear, sensitive, intelligent and with a grace that suited early Beethoven." [Piano Concerto No. 1]

- THE HONOLULU ADVERTISER

 

"Jane Coop, Canada’s premier Mozart pianist, was on hand to do honours at the keyboard, giving another spirited, musically sophisticated account of one of her favourite composer’s music."

- THE CALGARY HERALD

 

"Coop is totally convincing throughout, with an ear for beautiful phrasing and delicate texture amidst the vigorous bravura displays." [English Piano Concerti: SMCD5208]

- THE WHOLENOTE MAGAZINE

 

 “ [Coop’s] exuberant and passionate rendition of Beethoven’s lesser known work, Sonata No. 4 in E flat, Op. 7 mesmerized the audience. You could hear a pin drop in the dramatic pauses of the first movement, Allegro molto e con brio in E flat major.”

- WWW.REVIEWVANCOUVER.ORG

 

“In a well-built program, she tackled demanding works with ease and showed a gift for cogent, decisive styling.”

- THE WASHINGTON POST

BIOGRAPHY

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, 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, Ms. Coop 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.

 

Jane has recorded extensively and has garnered multiple JUNO nominations. In 2016, she will add a new recording to her discography, which features solo piano sonatas by Beethoven. Jane's growing discography also consists of chamber works recorded with the Satie String Quartet of Paris and the complete Beethoven Piano and Violin Sonatas with esteemed colleague Andrew Dawes.

 

Ms. Coop's major teachers were Anton Kuerti and Leon Fleisher. Rounding out her significant contribution to Canadian music, Jane 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, Jane Coop was appointed to the Order of Canada.

 

Jane Coop is a Steinway Artist.

 

October 2016

 

 

PHOTOS

Photography

Alex Waterhouse-Hayward

 

Click each image to download a hi-res version

PREFERRED CONCERTO LIST
2015-18

Bach

Concerto BWV 1053 & BWV 1056

 

Barber

Concerto

 

Bartók

Concerto No. 3

 

Beethoven

All Concerti

Choral Fantasy

 

Brahms

Concerto No. 1

 

Britten

Piano Concerto in D

 

Chopin

Concerto No. 2

 

Ernő Dohnányi

Variations on a Nursery Song

 

Gerald Finzi

Eclogue

 

Malcolm Forsyth*

Concerto (1972)

 

Franck

Variations Symphoniques

 

Liszt

Concerto No. 1

 

Mozart

Concerto K. 271, K. 414, K. 449, K. 459, K. 466, K. 467,
K. 482, K. 488, K. 491, K. 503, K. 595

 

Marlos Nobre

Desafio vii for piano and orchestra

 

Prokofiev

Concerto No. 2

 

Rachmaninov

Concerto No. 1

 

Ravel

Concerto in G

Concerto for the Left Hand

 

Saint-Saëns

Concerto No. 2 & No. 4

 

Schumann

Concerto in a minor

 

Tchaikovsky

Concerto No. 1

 

Healey Willan*

Piano Concerto

 

*Denotes Canadian Composer
Recital repertoire available upon request

Master classes and workshops available

Other concerti available upon request

DISCOGRAPHY

A Journey of Longing

(w/Donna Brown & Yariv Aloni)

Skylark SKY1501

 

A Century of Piano Classics

SKY0901

 

Romantic Piano, Volume I (CBC re-issue)

(works by Debussy, Schubert, Liszt, Mendelssohn, et al)

SKY0702

 

Quatuor Satie

(Works by Ravel, Mâche, Fauré; Satie String Quartet)

SKY0601

 

Bach: Keyboard Suites 

Skylark 8201

 

Beethoven: Piano Sonatas

Skylark 8802

 

Beethoven: Complete Piano & Violin Sonatas

(Double disc w/ Andrew Dawes)

SKY0101

 

Music of Bax and Bowen

(w/ Doris Lederer, viola)

Centaur CRC2660

 

Brahms and Jenner Trios

(w/ Beaver, Campbell and Hackelman)

 CBC MVCD 1133

 

Chopin: Nocturnes and Mazurkas

Skylark 9601

 

Chopin: The Late Works 

Skylark 9902

 

English Piano Concerti

(Britten, Rawsthorne ,Ireland and Finzi; w/ CBC Radio Orchestra, Bernardi)

CBC SMCD 5208

 

Haydn: Piano Sonatas 

Skylark 8501

 

Mozart: Piano Pieces 

Skylark 8801

 

Mozart: Piano Quartets

(w/ members of the Orford Quartet)

Skylark 9002

 

Romantic Piano, Volume II

(works by Debussy, Schubert, Liszt, Mendelssohn, et al)

CBC MVCD 1083

 

Themes and Variations

(works by Schubert, Schumann, Brahms, Mendelssohn and Fauré)

Skylark 9201

 

Piano Concertos

(Bartok, Prokofiev and Malcolm Forsyth; w/ Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra, Bernardi)

CBC SMCD 5124

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