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 they recently made their European debut . Ms Cooper is the assistant principal cellist of the American Symphony Orchestra, 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. Ms. Cooper has been a cellist with harpsichordist Kenneth Cooper and the Berkshire Bach Society for many years. She has been a guest cellist with the Emerson Quartet in concerts in the US and Europe.
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.