Imogen Cooper

About Imogen Cooper Music Trust

Wolfgang Holzmair, Imogen Cooper, Lotte Betts-Dean
Wolfgang Holzmair, Imogen Cooper, Lotte Betts-DeanPhoto: John Batten

The Imogen Cooper Music Trust is a charity that was formed in 2015. It exists to create opportunities for some of the most gifted musicians to spend time in intensive study with the internationally renowned concert pianist, Imogen Cooper.

These young international artists are mostly at the end of their post-graduate studies and at the beginning of their professional careers.

The format is a residential course held twice a year - most often in a beautiful private home in Provence, but with other venues also used occasionally. This lasts for about a week and numbers are kept very small: sometimes only two musicians at a time participate. Time is allowed for intensive private study, discussion and individual practice.

The wider setting is one of retreat: an environment of peace and tranquility; a chance to leave professional demands and urban bustle behind and a place of social discourse and warm hospitality.

In conclusion, the aim is simple: to provide a calm backdrop for a valuable artistic exchange with one of the most respected classical pianists playing at the highest international level today.

Imogen Cooper’s extensive professional experience both as a solo performer, chamber musician and recording artist offer a great resource from which younger musicians can draw guidance and inspiration.