The Berkshire Bach Ensemble

Founded by harpsichordist Kenneth Cooper, the Berkshire Bach Ensemble is one of America’s most dynamic chamber ensembles. Comprised of nationally and internationally known virtuosi with a devotion to JS Bach, to chamber music and to profound musical values, the Ensemble has a reputation for elegance of style, versatility and ebullient liveliness. Its repertoire ranges from the Bach solo and duo sonatas to the concerti and vocal works.

The Berkshire Bach Ensemble, under the direction of maestro Kenneth Cooper, has performed the complete Musical Offering, the Orchestral Suites, and is especially celebrated for its New Year’s performances of the six Brandenburg Concerti.  The Ensemble also performs lesser known but equally uplifting works of J.S. Bach, as well as great works of Handel, Telemann, Vivaldi and Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach.


Marjorie Bagley, violin
Lucy Bardo, cello
Kenneth Cooper, harpsichord
Roberta Cooper, cello
Allan Dean, trumpet
Eugene Drucker, violin
Alison Hale, flute
Ben Harms, timpani
Marsha Heller,  oboe
Kathe Jarka, cello 
Ani Kavafian, violin
Alexandra Knoll, oboe
Laurence Lesser, cello
Todd Low, gamba
Alistair MacRae, celli
Judith Mendenhall, flute
Irena Momchilova, viola
Neil Mueller
, trumpet

Meg Owens, oboe
Gerard Reuter, oboe
Gerald Serfass, trumpet
Liuh-Wen Ting,  viola
Stephen Walt, bassoon
Peter Weitzner, bass
Keve Wilson, oboe
Carol Wincenc, flute
Patrick Wood, violin
Wu Jie, violin