Jacqueline Cole, Founder and Artistic Director of the Viktor Ullmann Foundation is an artist, concert pianist, composer, teacher, accompanist and organist.
Jacqueline is an alumna of Yehudi Menuhin School, Guildhall School of Music and Drama, Nordoff Robbins Music Therapy Centre and Yvonne Loriod Messiaen in Paris. Jacqueline’s teachers have included Nadia Boulanger, Vlado Perlemuter, Marcel Ciampi, Yaltah Menuhin, James Gibb, Yvonne Loriod and Mary Fedden RA.
Jacqueline was awarded the first Nadia and Lili Boulanger International Foundation Scholarship in 1986, by Yehudi Menuhin and Witold Lutoslawski, for the purpose of studying the piano repertoire of Olivier Messiaen with Yvonne Loriod in Paris, France.
In the same year, Jacqueline also won a French Government Scholarship and became an Ondes Martenot student of Jeanne Loriod.
In July of 1987, thanks to an Yvonne Loriod Bursary, she entered the music analysis class of Olivier Messiaen at the Centre Acanthes in Villenueve les Avignon, taking classes also with Pierre Laurent Aimard and she was chosen to perform L’Alouette Lulu from Olivier Messiaen’s 3rd Live Catalogue D’Oiseaux in the final concert in the presence of the composer.
She is an International artist and musical activist who has given recitals as soloist and as an ensemble player in Holland, France, Sweden, Poland, United States of America, Germany, Czech Republic, Switzerland, London and throughout the British Isles.
Her specialism is the music of Johann Sebastian Bach and Olivier Messiaen and composers of the first half of the 20th century.
“I recommend her very warmly”
– letter of recommendation from Yvonne Loriod-Messaien
Some of Jacqueline’s Teachers