Proclaiming Imogen Cooper a "British piano goddess," The Philadelphia Inquirer also cites her charisma: she is "the sort of pianist who contextualizes, elevates, and transforms music you thought you knew. . . Her tone took on radiance, precision, and cognitive depth that telegraphed worlds of emotion with only a few notes."

As well, "she finds a rare poignancy" that is "most affecting . . . a constant feature of Cooper's playing" (Gramophone). "Not only a very distinguished but a truly great pianist," affirms BBC Music Magazine, "Cooper injects every note with strength of personality."