Born in New York, Kathryn Cok is a harpsichordist and strong pianist. She now lives in The Hague, the Netherlands, while pursuing her career on both sides of the Atlantic. She is in high demand as a soloist and continuo player and holds a degree from the Royal Conservatory of The Hague and a doctorate from the University of Leiden. She received first prize in the Brunnenthal Early Music Soloist Competition in Austria and regularly performs with Ton Koopmann's Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra, but also with other renowned ensembles or orchestras such as the Nederlands Kammerkoor, Tulipa Consort, Musica Temprana, Harmonie Universelle, the Concertgebouw Orchestra of Amsterdam, the German Symphony Orchestra and the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra. She also performs as a soloist at numerous early music festivals including Utrecht, Bodesee and Amherst.
Kathryn is co-founder, with her husband the bassoonist Wouter Verschuren, of the Caecilia Concert and the Concerto Delaborde. She also teaches at the Royal Conservatory in The Hague where she is a research master.
Kathryn is also active as a forte pianist, and performs regularly with the Etesian Ensemble in England, which specialize in the classical repertoire for piano and winds.