Praised for her “enchanting, glowing timbre and perfect intonation, with a good helping of theatrical spirit” (Weiler Zeitung), British-American soprano Agnes Coakley Cox is a soloist, ensemble musician, and teacher specializing in early music.
Based in the Boston area, Agnes is a member of the Choir of the Church of the Advent and appears with ensembles including The Thirteen, Seven Times Salt, Cappella Clausura, Schola Cantorum of Boston, and her own ensemble for seventeenth-century music, In Stile Moderno. She made her opera debut as Cupid in Amherst Early Music Festival's King Arthur in July 2017, directed by Drew Minter.
After graduating summa cum laude in Music at Yale, Agnes studied voice, historical performance practice, and pedagogy at the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis in Basel, Switzerland, where her teacher and mentor was Evelyn Tubb. Agnes conducted the choir of the Evangelische St-Georgs-Kirche in Haltingen, Germany, for five years and the choir of the Katholische St-Martins-Kirche in Mumpf, Switzerland, for two years, where she especially enjoyed making early music accessible and fulfilling for amateur singers, as well as developing her skills in vocal pedagogy.
As a singer, Agnes is passionate about engaging deeply with the text and making the performance a moment of connection between musician and audience.