The Australian soprano and business analyst, Jennifer Rachel Cook-Bowden, studied at Hollywood Senior High School in Nedlands, Western Australia. She graduated from the University of Melbourne with a Bachelor of Music/Commerce double degree (2006-2010), studying voice with Rosamund Illing. She has a passion for Early Music and studied historical performance practice at the Universityís Early Music Studio through ensemble singing, opera projects, Baroque ensemble, viol consort and the art of gesture.
Jennifer Cook performs regularly as a soloist, including highlight performances with Australian Chamber Orchestra, The Crowd, Australian Brandenburg Orchestra for the Celestial Vivaldi series, the world premiere of Gabriel Jacksonís To the Field of Stars with the MSO Chorus, intimate programmes of renaissance music with La Compañia, Monteverdiís Vespers 1610 and Dietrich Buxtehudeís Membra Jesu Nostri with the Consort of Melbourne, the role of Dafne in Periís Euridice for the Woodend Winter Arts Festival, Belinda in Dido and Aeneas for Lyric Opera of Melbourne and The Queen in the Medieval Play of Daniel with Schola Cantorum.
Jennifer Cook is also an avid choral singer and has been a core member of The Consort of Melbourne since 2009, as well as performing widely with other vocal ensembles across Victoria over the past 10 years. She held the position of Senior Choral Scholar with The Choir of Newman College from 2008 to 2010.
Jennifer Cook has worked as Y2K Windows Project at Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital in Perth (May 1999-May 2000); Technical Auditor at Western Australia Police in Perth (June 2000-February 2001); Business Analyst, Project Management Office at GE Capital Australia & New Zealand in Melbourne (February 2011-June 2015); Business Analyst, Financial & Commercial Services at Curtin University in Bentley, Western Australia (September 2015-April 2016); Senior Business Analyst at Consulcad in Perth (since July 2016).