Ryan WIGGLESWORTH, Conductor
Imogen COOPER, Piano
Ryan WIGGLESWORTH (Conductor)
Recent concerts include the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, London Symphony Orchestra, City of Birmingham Symphony among others
One of the leading composers of his day, his first opera, The Winter’s Tale, premiered at ENO in February 2017. Other works include commissions from the Royal Concertgebouw and Cleveland orchestras, BBC Symphony (BBC Proms).
In January 2019 he took up the position of Sir Richard Rodney Bennett Professor at the Royal Academy of Music.
IImogen COOPERS (Piano)
As a committed chamber musician Imogen performs regularly with Henning Kraggerud and Adrian Brendel. Following a long collaboration with Wolfgang Holzmair in both the concert hall and recording studio, her Lieder partners now include Ian Bostridge, Sarah Connolly and Mark Padmore. Imogen’s most recent solo recordings have been for Chandos Records.
Imogen received a DBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours in 2021. The Imogen Cooper Music Trust was founded in 2015, to support young pianists at the cusp of their careers and give them time in an environment of peace and beauty.