Principal Oboist of the Colorado Symphony since 1993 and Senior Instructor of Oboe at the University of Colorado, Peter Cooper has taught and performed as soloist with orchestras in Asia, Europe, and the United States. Mr. Cooper has commissioned and premiered five oboe concertos. In 2001 Mr. Cooper recorded the Strauss and David Mullikin Oboe Concerti with Sir Neville Marriner and the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields. He recently played “Moonlight”, a new concerto by Kevin Puts. A prize winner in the Tokyo International Oboe Competition, Peter Cooper is a frequent Principal Oboist with many American orchestras. He has toured and recorded with the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra and has played First Oboe with the Boston, Atlanta, Seattle, Houston, San Diego, and Milwaukee Symphonies, as well as the Israel Chamber Orchestra. Mr. Coopers plays on Marigaux oboes and Marigaux, Paris, has sponsored him in recitals and master classes throughout the United States in Asia and Europe.
In this class we will study how to form an interpretation of the Strauss Oboe Concerto. We will discuss how to tell a musical story, how to deal with the endurance issues, how to practice the technique, how to discover and communicate the emotions Strauss is trying to convey. How to build confidence to perform […]