Ton Koopman

The Royal Academy of Music in London announced that the Dutch keyboard player and conductor Ton Koopman is the 2014 winner of the Bach Prize, supported by the Kohn Foundation. Read more information underneath and learn why Koopman was not allowed to conduct the Luxembourg Philharmonic.

To celebrate the British 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 master classes.

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. It was just the Luxembourg Philharmonic which had to refuse Koopman’s collaboration since Music Director Emmanuel Krivine was strictly opposed to such a project.

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