DAVID COOPER has been named principal horn of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, effective July 8, 2019. Cooper first appeared with the CSO in October 2018 and then in February and May 2019. Cooper was previously principal horn of the Dallas Symphony, a position he held since May 2013 after joining the Dallas Symphony horn section in 2011. He was principal horn of the Berlin Philharmonic from 2017 to 2018, and was acting principal horn with the Victoria Symphony in British Columbia and associate principal horn of the Fort Worth Symphony. He has served as guest principal horn of the London Symphony Orchestra, Hong Kong Philharmonic, and Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra. Cooper began playing horn at a young age, initially under the tutelage of his uncle and grandmother, who both performed as horn players in the Lansing Symphony. Cooper performed with the Michigan State University orchestra while still in high school, and later attended the Curtis Institute of Music. While at Curtis, Cooper received a Tanglewood Fellowship and attended the Tanglewood Institute. He spent three consecutive summers at Marlboro Music festival in Vermont beginning in 2011.
Posted June 24, 2019