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Cooper III, James J.

He is a cellist who took his studies in music at The Curtis Institute of Music.

In his professional music career he has performed nationally and internationally as the Principal cellist with The Philadelphia Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra and the Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia.  He has also been a substitute for the Philadelphia Orchestra.

His performances have been heard in a series of chamber music at Saint Paul’s Episcopal Church and in the Philadelphia and Post Philadelphia Chamber Music Series.

He has been heard as a studio musician in a range of genres and the recordings he has performed on include Rated R by Rihanna, Paper Trail by T.I. and “See You in My Nightmares” on 808s & Heartbreak by Kanye West and the compilation Change Is Now: Renewing America’s Promise.

He has been a member of the faculty of Summertrios, which is a camp where amateur musicians can perform chamber music.

Here he is performing the cello in a performance of Beethoven’s Trio for Clarinet, Cello & Piano, Op. 11. Mvt. 1…