Roberta Cooper is the assistant principal cellist of the American Symphony Orchestra, a member of both the American Composers Orchestra and the Westchester Philharmonic, and a long-time performer with the Berkshire Bach Society. She received her undergraduate and graduate degrees from the Juilliard School, where she won the William Henderson Prize for outstanding achievement. Her Carnegie Hall debut was sponsored by the Artists International Competition, which she also won. She has performed with the Berlin Philharmonic, the Brooklyn Philharmonic, the New York City Opera, and the orchestras of the New York City Ballet, the American Ballet Theatre, and the Metropolitan Opera. She has appeared with the Emerson String Quartet in concerts in the United States and Europe, in chamber music series at Music at the Anthology (MATA), and the Aspen, Bard, Cape and Islands, Crested Butte, St. Bart’s, Santa Fe, Marlboro, Kneisel Hall, Mohawk Trail, Montreal, Maverick, Rockport, Skaneateles and Casals Festivals. She is a member of the Walsh-Drucker-Cooper Trio, performing in Washington, D.C., New Orleans, New York City, and Europe.