The multi-faceted performer and teacher, Jameson Cooper, was born in Sheffield, England. He studied at the Royal Northern College of Music, at the Aspen Music Festival with Dorothy DeLay and Masao Kawasaki, and later with Roland and Almita Vamos. He holds master’s degrees in violin performance and in orchestral conducting from Kent State University.
As a founding member of the Euclid Quartet, Cooper has won numerous competition prizes and performed to high acclaim throughout the US, in ensembles and as soloist. He is the dedicatee of several new works and has performed many premieres.
Cooper has given masterclasses at universities and colleges throughout the US and regularly serves as an adjudicator and coach. As a senior lecturer at Indiana University South Bend, Cooper teaches violin, chamber music, conducting and is musical director of the IUSB Philharmonic. An active recording artist, Cooper has albums covering a wide range of repertoire to critical acclaim. He plays a violin made by Gregg Alf.