Maggie Cole

You can hear Maggie playing the Minories fortepiano on Sunday 30th September 2012 in Colchester. This is Maggie's first appearance at Roman River Festival.

Maggie Cole enjoys an international musical life playing and recording on harpsichord, fortepiano and modern piano. Resident in England, she is best known through numerous recitals on BBC Radio 3 and appearances at leading British festivals. Abroad, she has performed in venues from Seattle to Moscow, and from Finland to India. 

In addition to a busy solo career, she enjoys duo partnerships with Nancy Argenta (soprano), Michael Chance (counter tenor), Mark Padmore (tenor), Philippa Davies (flute, with whom she has recorded JS Bach flute sonatas), Steven Isserlis (cello) and Catherine Mackintosh (with whom she has recorded the complete JS Bach sonatas for violin and harpsichord). 

She also performs regularly with Trio Goya, her fortepiano trio with Kati Debretzeni and Sebastian Comberti, the Nash Ensemble, Britten Sinfonia and her Cambridge USA - based group The Sarasa Ensemble. With Sarasa she has been able to extend her love of teaching to the development of a program which brings music, improvisation and poetry into facilities for youth offenders.

Maggie's recordings for Virgin Classics include Bach's Goldberg Variations, Soler Keyboard Sonatas, Poulenc's Concert Champêtre and Boccherini Sonatas with Steven Isserlis. With Trio Goya she has just released (July 2010) a critically acclaimed CD of Haydn trios, the first of a series on Chandos Records.

Maggie gives private lessons and workshops from her home and is a faculty member of Cursos Manuel de Falla which is held anually in Granada, Spain.