Professor Emerita of Music (2012), Piano
C.M., B.Mus. (Tor.), M.Mus. (Peabody)
Pianist Jane Coop, one of Canada’s most distinguished artists, has toured extensively throughout North America, Asia and Europe, performing in such halls as Lincoln Center, Wigmore Hall, the Kennedy Center, Roy Thomson Hall, Salle Gaveau, the Singapore Cultural Center, and the Bolshoi Zal of St. Petersburg. She has collaborated with the principal orchestras of Canada, as well as the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra of London, the Seattle and Portland Symphonies, the Hong Kong Symphony, and the Radio Orchestras of Bavaria and Holland, in some forty concerti.
Ms Coop has recently performed with orchestras in Toronto, Vancouver, Thunder Bay, Victoria and Halifax, and in the summer of 2008 participated in festivals in Maine, Tuscany and Provence. In the concert seasons since she has given concerts in Berlin, Oslo, New York, Shanghai, Taipei and British Columbia. She has received international praise for her 14 releases on the Skylark, CBC and Centaur labels in repertoire ranging from Bach to Barber. More information can be obtained by viewing the www.skylark-music.com site.
She has been a jury member at international piano competitions in Dublin, Maryland, Hilton Head, Calgary (Honens) and Washington DC. Ms.Coop is Professor of Piano and Chamber Music as well as Distinguished University Scholar, at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, and is a regular artist at the Kneisel Hall Chamber Music Festival in Blue Hill, Maine, performing with members of the Juilliard Quartet and other eminent musicians. She has collaborated with international artists in Canada, Europe, the USA and Japan, over the past thirty years.
In 2003, Jane Coop received the designation of Distinguished University Scholar by the UBC president. In December 2012, she was appointed member of the Order of Canada.