Kenneth Cooper

Kenneth Cooper, harpsichord/piano (New York, NY), is one of the leading specialists in 18th-century music. He is Music Director for the Kershire Bach Ensemble where he has made a tradition of “Bach at New Year’s” and is currently celebrating its 20th Season with a series of concerts focusing on each different facet of Bach’s work. Kenneth has performed at the Grand Canyon, Washington Square, Norfolk, and Little Orchestra Society’s Vivaldi festivals. Most recently, he has appeared at Music@Menlo, Aspen, Marlboro, Chamber Music Northwest, and Chamber Music Society of the Lincoln Center. He has made numerous recordings for CBS-Sony, Vanguard, EMI, Bridge, and other labels, collaborating with artists such as Yo-Yo Ma, Susan Rotholz, and Ani Kavafian. Kenneth is on the faculty of Columbia University and the Manhattan School of Music, where he is Chair of the Harpsichord Department and Director of the Baroque Aria Ensemble. His 2004-05 editions of Bach’s Two-Part and Three-Part Inventions on the International Music Company label have won first prize Paul Revere Awards. Past Yellow Barn musician (2012- 2014)