Roberta Cooper, Cello
Roberta Cooper, cellist, won the Artists International Competition which sponsored her Carnegie Hall debut. She is a member of the Walsh-Drucker-Cooper Trio, which has performed extensively on major series in Washington, D.C., New Orleans and New York City and in Europe. Ms. Cooper is the assistant principal cellist of the American Symphony Orchestra and is a member of the American Composers Orchestra and the Westchester Philharmonic. She has performed in the Berlin Philharmonic, the Brooklyn Philharmonic, the New York City Opera and the ballet orchestras of both the NYC Ballet and American Ballet Theatre. She has been a guest cellist with the Emerson Quartet in concerts in the US and Europe. Ms. Cooper has been the continuo player with the Berkshire Bach Society since 1993. She has been a regular participant at many music festivals, most recently at Classical Tahoe, Festival Napa, and the St Bart’s Music Festival (in the Caribbean).
A favorite project was as featured soloist on pop singer Linda Ronstadt’s recording of jazz standards, titled “Hummin’ to Myself”. This group, filled with jazz legends performed for a A&E TV special and at Jazz@ Lincoln Center.
Ms. Cooper was a scholarship student of Lorne Munroe and Harvey Shapiro at the Juilliard School, where she received her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees and the William Henderson Prize for outstanding achievement.