Queen honours Imogen

Queen honours Imogen


norman lebrecht

August 28, 2020

It was announced today the Queen had awarded Her Majesty’s Medal for Music for 2019 to the pianist Imogen Cooper.

The Queen’s Medal is presented annually to musicians who have had a major influence on the musical life of the nation. Nominating committee chair Judith Weir said, ‘A historically important British solo pianist, Imogen Cooper has devoted her extensive, and ongoing, performing career to her repertoire, richly upholding the values of classical music as an inspiration to listeners and colleagues worldwide.’



  • Herbie G says:

    Not a moment too soon.

  • Greg Bottini says:

    Brava, Imogen!
    And thank you, Your Majesty.

  • Alexander T says:

    Very average pianist.

  • Manu says:

    She played this Wednesday a mesmerizing recital at the wonderful Schubertiada Vilabertran in Spain. A great lady of the piano, old school. An unforgettable recital.

  • RobK says:

    What does ‘a historically important British solo pianist’ actually mean?

  • Melisande says:

    So rightly honoured, for Mrs. Imogen Cooper not only plays the piano most profoundly (especially Schubert), but also so eloquently explains in her lectures the world behind the notes and what goes on in the mind preparing as well as playing.

  • Melisande says:

    Forgot to insert the link to her recital in Temple Church on August 25th 2020 with a programme of Schubert and Ravel.