Jan. 16, 2017
BLOOMINGTON, Ill.—Illinois Wesleyan University Professor of Piano Kent Cook will present a concert at 3 p.m. Jan. 29 in Presser Hall’s Westbrook Auditorium. The concert is free and open to the public.
Exploring music from Germany and Spain, Cook will present works by Franz Schubert, Johannes Brahms, Padre Antonio Soler and Joaquín Turina. Cook said he is especially excited to introduce the Turina sonata to the Illinois Wesleyan community because it is largely unknown in the United States.
Cook is also head of the School of Music’s keyboard department. He earned both master's and doctoral degrees in piano performance at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music and received a Fulbright Scholarship for study in Germany. As an active soloist and chamber musician, Cook has performed in many venues throughout both the U.S. and Europe, including Bulgaria, Czech Republic, France, England and Italy. In addition to his solo performances, Cook has recorded music with lyric tenor Justin Vickers. Cook is also a member of the Jackson Trio with oboist Roger Roe and violist Michael Isaac Strauss.
By Vi Kakares ’20