Jane Coop, one of Canada’s leading pianists, has appeared in some twenty countries as recitalist, chamber musician and orchestral soloist. Her extensive discography includes works by Bach, Beethoven, Mozart, Chopin and Brahms, as well as concerti by Bartók, Prokofiev and Britten.
Her release of the complete Sonatas for Piano and Violin by Beethoven, with Kneisel Hall former faculty member Andrew Dawes, was nominated for a Juno Award, her fourth such honor. 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.