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Monday, February 21, 2011

Jane Coop Plays Beethoven & Scriabin at Mooredale Concerts



Distinguished Canadian pianist Jane Coop makes her long-awaited Toronto return after an absence of seven years, at Mooredale Concerts, Sunday, March 20, 2011, 3:15 p.m. at Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, 80 Queen’s Park Crescent (Museum subway).

Tickets are $30; seniors and students $25. For tickets and information, or call 416-587-9411.

“Her tone is warm, her technique flawless, her temperament poetic,” says Musical America of the celebrated Vancouver-based pianist. For Mooredale Concerts, she demonstrates her distinctive qualities in two works each by Beethoven and Scriabin – Beethoven’s Sonata in E, Op. 14 No. 1, and 15 Variations and Fugue in E flat (“Eroica”); and Scriabin’s 3 Etudes, Op. 65, and Sonata No. 3 in F sharp minor.

MUSIC & TRUFFLES: Pianist Jane Coop performs excerpts from her full-length program in an hour-long, interactive performance for children 5-15 at Music & Truffles, Sunday, March 20 at 1:15 p.m., also at Walter Hall. Tickets are $12. Information is available from the Mooredale Concerts website and phone number. Adults wishing to learn more about music and music-making are welcome. All receive a chocolate truffle at the end.

Ms. Coop’s appearance is sponsored by The Rogan Foundation.

Under the artistic direction of Anton Kuerti, Mooredale Concerts is “Toronto’s Best Bargain for Great Music.”

Jane Coop –

“..Not only technical prowess but intellectual perception and telling interpretive instincts.” – New York Times

One of the leading pianists of her generation, Jane Coop has had a remarkable career spanning some 30 years. She has toured extensively throughout North America, Europe, Russia, China and Japan as recital and concerto soloist and as chamber musician, and is regularly invited to international festivals. Her principal teachers were Anton Kuerti and Leon Fleisher.

In addition to her extensive repertoire – which ranges from Bach to contemporary music – she has commissioned and premiered a number of solo works as well as piano concerti. While known especially for her Beethoven, Mozart and Haydn interpretations, she has also garnered stunning reviews for her Chopin, Brahms, Rachmaninoff, Ravel, Bartok and more.

Three of Coop’s 15 recordings have been nominated for Juno Awards, including her complete Beethoven Sonatas for Piano and Violin with eminent violinist Andrew Dawes. Coop is a regular artist-faculty member of the Kneisel Hall Chamber Music Festival in Blue Hill, Maine, and is Head of Piano at the University of British Columbia’s School of Music.

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