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WORLD OF THE PIANO
Hailed as one of Canada’s most prominent and distinguished artists, Jane Coop launched her career after winning first prize in the CBC Radio’s national competition and Washington International Competition at the age of nineteen. Since that time, she has performed in more than twenty countries and in the world’s most prestigious halls. Coop serves as an esteemed faculty artist at the Kneisel Hall Chamber Music Festival and the University of British Columbia’s School of Music where she has taught for more than thirty years. Her sixteen CD recordings have garnered glowing reviews and are featured on classical radio programs around the world.
Beethoven: 7 Bagatelles, op.33
Rachmaninoff: Études-Tableau, op. 39 No.8 in D Minor
Rachmaninoff-Mendelssohn: Scherzo from Overture to a Midsummer Night’s Dream
Rachmaninoff: Selections from Preludes, op.23
Beethoven: Sonata, op. 27 No.2 in C-sharp Minor (“Moonlight”)
Rachmaninoff: Prelude, op.32 No.2 in B-flat Minor
Rachmaninoff: Prelude, op. 32 No. 13 in D-flat Major
Program subject to change.
MEET THE ARTIST
Pianist Jane Coop is one of Canada’s most prominent and distinguished artists. At the age of nineteen she won First Prize in the CBC Radio’s national competition and this, along with First Prize at the Washington International Competition, launched her career. Her principal teachers for advanced studies were Anton Kuerti and Leon Fleisher. She has played in over twenty countries, in such eminent halls 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 (Paris). Coop is a cherished faculty artist at the Kneisel Hall Chamber Music Festival. Her commitment to teaching is centred around her long-time position at the University of British Columbia’s School of Music, where she was senior professor and Head of the Piano Division for over 30 years. Coop has been an invited jury member for international piano competitions in Canada, the United States, China and Great Britain. Her sixteen CD recordings (including one in collaboration with Shenandoah’s fabulous violist Doris Lederer) have garnered glowing reviews and have been heard on classical radio programs in many countries. In 2012, Coop was appointed to the Order of Canada, Canada’s highest honour for lifetime achievement.
Visit www.janecoop.com to learn more.
Sunday, November 18 at 2PM • Armstrong Concert Hall
Join us on the Sunday of each World of the Piano performance at 2PM in Armstrong Concert Hall for a Pre-Concert Talk! Learn about the artist’s program from Shenandoah Conservatory faculty.
Monday, November 19 from 10AM to Noon • Armstrong Concert Hall
Observe the guest artists as they work with Shenandoah Conservatory piano students. Masterclasses are held on the Monday following each Sunday World of the Piano performance from 10AM to noon in Armstrong Concert Hall. Limited seating is open to the public for quiet observation. Please arrive by 9:45AM.
Photos by Jim McGuire