Ton Koopman awarded Bach Prize

-Posted on 27.05.2014

The distinguished Dutch keyboard player and conductor Ton Koopman has been announced as the 2014 winner of the Royal Academy of Music Bach Prize, supported by the Kohn Foundation.

To celebrate the award, Ton Koopman will conduct a concert in the Royal Academy of Music/ Kohn Foundation Bach Cantata Series 2016. He will also work with the Academy’s Historical Performance students in a day of masterclasses.

Ton Koopman founded the Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra followed by the Amsterdam Baroque Choir in 1992. As an organist he has played many prestigious historical instruments throughout Europe, and as a harpsichord player and conductor of the Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra & Choir he has performed around the world. He has conducted many of the word's greatest orchestras, and is Artist in Residence with the Cleveland Orchestra. Between 1994 and 2004 he conducted and recorded all of JS Bach’s Cantatas, a project that attracted several international awards.

Mr Koopman becomes the ninth winner of the prize, which was established by the Kohn Foundation and is worth £10,000. Previous winners have been Professor Christoph Wolff (2006), András Schiff (2007), Sir John Eliot Gardiner (2008), Peter Schreier (2009), Professor John Butt (2010), Thomanerchor Leipzig (2011), Masaaki Suzuki (2012) and most recently Murray Perahia (2013), who will be presented with his award at the Academy in Autumn 2014.

Search news articles

Please use the selection menu below or the text field to filter your results: