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Kathryn Cok, Harpsichord

October 27 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Kathryn Cok, Harpsichord

Kathryn Cok is internationally recognized as a soloist and basso continuo player, pursuing a varied career as a harpsichordist, fortepianist and academic on both sides of the Atlantic. A native New Yorker, Kathryn now lives in The Netherlands where she completed a master’s degree at the Royal Conservatoire and was awarded her PhD from Leiden University on the subject Basso Continuo sources from the Dutch Republic 1620-1790.
A soloist and continuo player with the Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra since 2001, Kathryn has appeared with important early music ensembles in Europe such as the Nederlands Kamerkoor, Tulipa Consort, Musica Temprana, and Harmonie Universelle. In addition, Kathryn works with top symphonic orchestras such as the Concertgebouw Orkest, the Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin and The Berliner Philharmoniker. Kathryn performs as a soloist in many of the world’s most renowned concert series and Early Music Festivals such as Oude Muziek Utrecht, Brunnenthaler Concert Zomer, Amherst Early Music Festival and the Bodensee Festival. Kathryn forms a duo with her husband, bassoonist Wouter Verschuren, performing well-known and unfamiliar works for historical bassoon and harpsichord/fortepiano.
Solo CD recordings include: Pavana with works by Sweelinck and Philips, and Dr. Bull’s Jewel on harpsichord and virginal. In addition, Kathryn can be heard on more than 20 recordings with her ensembles Caecilia-Concert, Concerto DelaBorde and the Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra.
Kathryn teaches at the Royal Conservatoire in The Hague where she is also Head of Master Research. An active researcher, she regularly gives lectures about her work, and contributes to music related magazines and journals such as Harpsichord and Fortepiano Magazine, Tijdschrift Oudemuziek, Het Clavecimbel, and Early Music America. An ambassador for historical keyboard performance and research in Europe and North America, Kathryn is a board member of The Dutch Harpsichord Society and Vice-President of the Historical Keyboard Society of North America.


Dialogue: Virtuosic keyboard music by Dietrich Buxtehude and Johann Sebastian Bach


October 27
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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San Diego Early Music Society
619 291 8246
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St Paul’s Cathedral
2728 Sixth Ave
San Diego, CA 92103 United States