Lisa Maria Cooper
Lisa Maria Cooper began playing the French horn in Suffolk, England and was awarded a Music scholarship three years later before attending the Royal Academy of Music, London. She has also studied at the Folkwang University of Arts in Essen, Germany and Maastricht Academy of Music with Derek Taylor, Richard Watkins, Frank Lloyd, and Erich Penzel. At age 20, Lisa performed as principal horn with the Jeunesses Musicale World Orchestra during a Peace tour of the Balkans and joined the Deutsche Oper am Rhein. Further appointments followed across Germany including principal horn in Nuremberg Symphony Orchestra in 2005 and 3rd horn in Essen Philharmonic Orchestra in 2006. In 2010 Lisa was appointed principal horn of Aarhus Symphony Orchestra and has performed regularly as a soloist. She is in high demand across Europe, including World Orchestra of Peace and guest principal with BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, and with the Royal Danish Orchestra. In 2017 Lisa was appointed an Associate of the Royal Academy of Music, London.