RECOGNISED worldwide as a pianist of virtuosity and poetic poise, Imogen Cooper has established a reputation as one of the finest interpreters of the classical repertoire. She has dazzled audiences and orchestras throughout her distinguished career, bri

RECOGNISED worldwide as a pianist of virtuosity and poetic poise, Imogen Cooper has established a reputation as one of the finest interpreters of the classical repertoire.

She has dazzled audiences and orchestras throughout her distinguished career, bringing to the concert platform her unique musical understanding and lyrical quality.

Local audiences will therefore be delighted to learn that Imogen will be performing at the Queen's Theatre, Barnstaple on Friday, October 8.

In the 2009/10 season Imogen Cooper's performances include the Toronto and Cincinnati Symphony Orchestras and solo and chamber recitals in the USA, UK and Belgium.

She also continues her long term relationships play/directing with the Northern Sinfonia and Britten Sinfonia. During 2008 and 2009 Imogen Cooper performed the last six years of Schubert's solo works as part of the International Piano Series in London. Last season her engagements included the Philadelphia Orchestra with Simon Rattle, Boston Symphony with Colin Davis, Mahler Chamber Orchestra with Robin Ticciati and a tour with the London Symphony Orchestra and Daniel Harding.

Imogen Cooper has a widespread international career and has appeared with the New York Philharmonic, Vienna Philharmonic, Gothenburg Symphony, Royal Concertgebouw, Leipzig Gewandhaus, Dresden Staatskapelle and NHK Symphony Orchestras. Her recital appearances include New York, Chicago, Paris, Vienna, Rotterdam, Prague and at London's Wigmore and Queen Elizabeth Halls.

The programme for the performance at the Queen's is: Schumann - Fantasiestucke; Schumann - Humoresque; Debussy - Preludes.

For further information or to book tickets, call the Box Office on 01271 32 42 42.