Roberta Cooper, cellist, won the Artists International Competition and was sponsored in a critically acclaimed Carnegie Recital Hall debut. Ms. Cooper, longtime cellist with the Berkshire Bach Society, has performed as soloist and chamber musician internationally and throughout the U.S. In addition, she is the assistant principal cellist of the American Symphony Orchestra, and a member of the American Composers Orchestra and the Westchester Philharmonic. Ms. Cooper has performed in the Berlin Philharmonic, the Brooklyn Philharmonic, the New York City Opera and the ballet orchestras of both the New York City Ballet and American Ballet Theatre. She is also 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. The trio made its European debut in Denmark and will return this spring. She was guest cellist with the Emerson Quartet for their European performances of Verklaerte Nacht in Germany and Austria. 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.