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"To me, the greatest pleasure of writing is not what it's about, but the music the words make." - Truman Capote

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. Born in the city of New York, USA, Kathryn now lives in The Hague, Holland where she completed a Masters degree at the Royal Conservatory as a student of Ton Koopman and Tini Mathot on the harpsichord, and Bart van Oort on the fortepiano.   Kathryn recently won first prize in the first solo competition for baroque instruments in Brunnenthal, Austria. She 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 such as Oude Muziek, Utrecht, Brunnenthaler Concert Zomer, Bodensee Festival, and important keyboard collections in the UK such as the Cobbe Collection, Finchcock’s, Fenton House and the Gemeente Museum, Holland. 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. Kathryn is busy as a researcher and teaches at the Royal Conservatory in The Hague, Holland.

Featured on

Various composers
The Elegant Bassoon
Wouter Verschuren
Various composers
Castello & Co - Venetian sonatas for winds and strings from the 17th century
Sonatas for Horn and Fortepiano
Anneke Scott / Kathryn Cok
Schmelzer & Co - Music at the Habsburg Court
Nikolaus von Krufft
Sonatas for Bassoon and Pianoforte
Wouter Verschuren / Kathryn Cok
Various composers
Buxtehude & Co
Various composers
Treasury Of A Saint


Anneke Scott & Kathryn Cok - Sonates in E Major
Anneke Scott & Kathryn Cok; Nikolaus von Krufft - Sonates in E Major