Mia Cooper

Following her studies with Yossi Zivoni at the Royal Northern College of Music and subsequently with Michel Strauss at the Paris Conservatoire, Mia played with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra as Sub-Principal First Violin for five years.  Mia has also been a guest leader of the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Royal Scottish National Orchestra and the BBC National Orchestra of Wales.

In equal demand also as a chamber musician, Mia plays and records with various chamber orchestras and ensembles, including the Barbican Trio, Gould Trio, Brodsky Quartet, Fibonacci Sequence and Academy of St Martin in the Fields, at major venues and festivals in the UK, France, India, and returns to Lithuania each year for the “Land of the Disobedient Chamber Music Festival”. She has recorded for Naxos, Meridian and Chandos.

Mia is currently leader of the RTÉ Concert Orchestra and in 2006 joined the String Faculty of the Royal Irish Academy of Music.  She is also Visiting Tutor in Chamber Music at the Royal Northern College of Music.