AK Coope* performs with an eclectic array of ensembles, including the VSO, Turning Point, Vancouver New Music and Victoria’s Aventa Ensemble, among many others. For over 10 years she has been a member of Standing Wave, one of Canada’s leading new music chamber ensembles. AK can also be heard on countless CD recordings and film sound tracks, from Disney to Dan Mangan.
AK began her musical career as a Suzuki violinist and also played piano and double bass before starting the clarinet. She holds a BMus from UBC and an Mmus from Northwestern University, Chicago, where she studied with late greats, Robert Marcellus and Clark Brody.
As a composer, she has written songs, collaborated with members of Vancouver’s Dance and Theatre communities, and, in 2006, had her first musical produced.