Clarinettist AK Coope performs with an eclectic array of ensembles, including the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, Vancouver Opera Orchestra, Turning Point Ensemble, Cascadia Reed Quintet, AdMare Wind Quintet and Victoria’s Aventa Ensemble, among others. She is also a long-time member of the award-winning Standing Wave Ensemble, specializing in contemporary chamber music. She has played concerts across the globe, with recent highlights in Taiwan, China and Singapore.
AK began her musical career at the age of four, as a Suzuki violinist, and also played piano and double bass before discovering the clarinet. As an educator, she has adjudicated, and given masterclasses and workshops across BC and Alberta and her students can be found in orchestras and music programs across Canada. She holds a BMus from UBC and an Mmus from Northwestern University, Chicago, where she studied with late greats, Robert Marcellus and Clark Brody.