Pianist Jane Coop (www.janecoop.com), one of Canada’s most prominent and distinguished artists, has toured extensively throughout North America, Asia and Europe, performing in Lincoln Center, Wigmore Hall, the Kennedy Center, Roy Thomson Hall, Salle Gaveau, the Singapore Cultural Center and the Bolshoi Hall of St. Petersburg, Russia. She has been soloist with the principal orchestras of Canada, as well as the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra of London, the Seattle and Portland Symphonies, the Hong Kong Symphony and the Radio Orchestras of Bavaria and Holland, in some forty concerti.
Ms. Coop has received international praise for her 15 releases on the Skylark, CBC and Centaur labels in repertoire ranging from Bach to Barber and beyond (http://www.skylark-music.com/coop_bio.html). Three times she has been nominated for Canada’s prestigious Juno Award for her recordings, and her radio broadcasts have been heard in Britain, Hong Kong, Poland, Holland, Germany, the USA and Canada.
An invited jury member for many international piano competitions in Calgary (Honens), Maryland (Kapell), Dublin, Hilton Head, Washington (DC), New York and Shanghai, she is a regular artist at both the Orford Academy in Quebec and the Kneisel Hall Chamber Music Festival in Blue Hill, Maine, performing with members of the Juilliard Quartet, and has collaborated with such eminent musicians as Barry Tuckwell, Andrew Dawes, Lawrence Lesser, Donald Weilerstein and James Campbell at chamber music festivals in Canada, Europe, the USA and Japan.
Jane Coop was Professor of Piano and Chamber Music and Head of Piano at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver for over thirty years, and now devotes herself full time to performing. In 2012 she was awarded the Order of Canada, for her lifetime achievement and contribution to her country in the arts.
Ms. Coop is a Steinway Artist.