Jane Coop

Jane Coop, distinguished Canadian pianist, has appeared in some twenty countries as recitalist, chamber musician and orchestral soloist. Her extensive discography includes solo works by Bach, Beethoven, Mozart, Chopin and Brahms, as well as concerti by Bartók, Prokofiev and Britten.

After studies with Anton Kuerti and Leon Fleisher, her career was launched with prizes at the CBC Radio National Competition and the Washington DC FMMC Competition.  Since then, she has performed at the Wigmore Hall, Alice Tully Hall, the Beijing Concert Hall, the Bolshoi Hall in St,. Petersburg, Russia, and Salle Gaveau (Paris), to name a few, and in many cities across North America, Asia and Europe. Her CD release of the complete Sonatas for Piano and Violin by Beethoven, with Kneisel Hall former faculty member Andrew Dawes, was – and still is – a treasured interpretation of this repertoire.  She has been invited to collaborate with the Audubon, Manhattan, Penderecki, Lafayette, Orford, Angeles, Miami, Pacifica and Afiara String Quartets, as well as many distinguished instrumentalists and singers. Ms. Coop has recently left her long-time teaching position at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver to devote herself full-time to her performance career. In 2012 she was awarded the Order of Canada, in recognition of her lifetime achievement. She will be on campus the first four weeks of the season.


Jane Coop


University of British Columbia