Jonathan Le Cocq playing the lute

Professor of MusicJonathan Le Cocq

Fine Arts Block 2 Rm 220


Research Interests

Research interests are Early Music (especially 16th- and 17th-century French music and music for lute and related instruments) and the philosophy and political economy of music. Performance on lute and theorbo, particularly continuo.

Recent Publications

  • Kramer W., Johnston L., Kim K., Liu-yi R., Yuhka N., Smith A., Lee P., White T. and Le Cocq J. (2022) WaterMusic. Continuo/chamber performance & arranger: International Akaroa Music Festival, Gaiety Theatre, Akaroa. [Concert / Chamber Performance on Theorbo and Baroque Guitar; mixed ensemble].
  • NZ Barok. (2019) Enchanted Forest - Descriptive Music from the Baroque. Theorbo and baroque guitar: St George's Church & St Luke's Church, Auckland. [Concert Performance].
  • Parmenter M. (2018) OrphEus - a Dance Opera. Lute, baroque guitar, theorbo: Auckland, Wellington NZ. [Music performance].
  • Le Cocq J. (2016) 'What shall we do after Wagner?' Karl Popper on Progressivism in Music. In Milan E (Ed.), After the Avant-Gardes - Reflections on the Future of the Fine Arts: 97-108. Chicago: Open Court.
  • Le Cocq J. (2011) Talking of Michaelangelo. University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand: Symposium on the ongoing status of European high culture in New Zealand Aotearoa. Royal Soceity of NZ and the Centre for Research in National Identity at the University of Otago.

Professor Jonathan Le Cocq is responsible for strategic, academic and operational leadership of the College of Arts | Te Rāngai Toi Tangata.