Kathryn Cok

Artistic researcher, performer, and educator
Netherlands (residence) °1974
research interests: Basso Continuo, Harpsichord, Fortepiano, Dutch Music, improvisation, Early Music research
affiliation: Koninklijk Conservatorium, The Hague

Kathryn Cok, PhD

Head of Master Research

Hogeschool der Kunsten Den Haag - Koninklijk Conservatorium

University of the Arts The Hague - Royal Conservatoire



Kathryn Cok pursues a varied career as a harpsichordist, fortepianist and academic on both sides of the Atlantic. She is well sought after both as a soloist as well as a continuo player.

Kathryn completed a Masters degree at the Royal Conservatoire as a student of Ton Koopman and Tini Mathot on the harpsichord, and Bart van Oort on the fortepiano. She was awarded a PhD in 2011 from Leiden University on the subject Basso Continuo Sources from the Dutch Republic c.1620-c.1790.

Kathryn works regularly as a soloist and continuo player with the Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra, and other important early music ensembles in Europe and performs regularly as a soloist in many of the world's most renowned Early Music Festivals.

She is co-founder of the Caecilia-Concert, a dynamic international group of instrumentalists specializing in performance and research of 17th century music for instruments and voices. 

She is a frequent guest teacher at workshops and early music festivals in the U.S.A. and Europe.

Kathryn is Head of Master Research at the Royal Conservatoire, where she also teaches basso continuo and harpsichord methodology.




Exposition: Size Matters: Historical String Lengths and Possible Tunings of the Chitarrone or Theorbo (18/10/2020) by Gao Menglin
Kathryn Cok 08/03/2021 at 16:27



Kathryn Cok