Kathryn Cok

- harpsichord

Harpsichordist Kathryn Cok was born in the city of New York, USA. She now lives in The Hague, Holland where she has recently completed a post-graduate degree at the Royal Conservatory as a student of Ton Koopman and Tini Mathot.

Kathryn recently won first prize in the first solo competition for baroque instruments in Brunnenthal, Austria. She was first harpsichordist in the European Union Baroque Orchestra in 1999, has worked with the Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra, Musica Ad Rhenum, and other important early music ensembles in Europe and performs regularly in many of the world's most renowned Early Music Festivals.

She is an active member of the English cornett and sackbutt ensemble Quintessential, and is co-founder of the Anglo-Dutch ensemble Het Caecilia-Concert, a dynamic international group of four instrumentalists specialising in performance and research of 17th century music for instruments and voices.

Kathryn is also an active forte-pianist, and performs regularly with the Etesian ensemble in England, performing works for piano and winds by Mozart, Beethoven and their contemporaries.

As a fellow of The Scaliger Institute of the University of Leiden, she is currently compiling a catalogue of printed music from the years 1600 through 1800 found in the university library.