A musician who went on from playing in the South Norfolk Youth Symphonic Band to establish an international career is coming home for two special concerts.
Suffolk-born Lisa Cooper who is based in Denmark, where she is principal horn player of the Aarhus Symfoniorkester, has for some years hoped to play at the church were her late grandmother worshipped. On Saturday that hope will be fulfilled when she plays at the Thornham Parva thatched church, and again on Sunday at Thornham Magna in two of the Music at Thornham summer series of concerts.
Lisa, who has worked in Europe for the last 15 years, began playing the horn in her home county and was a music scholar before attending the Royal Academy of Music. She has also studied in Germany and Holland and aged only 20 was the principal horn with the Jeunesses Musicale World Orchestra during a peace tour of the Balkans.
She joined the Deutsche Oper Am Rhein for a season while she was still a student and recent solo performances in her distinguished career include the Benjamin Britten Serenade for tenor, horn and strings during the Britten Centenary across Denmark and on tour to Germany. Future chamber music performances include Mozart Horn Quintet and A Musical Joke, Beethoven Sextet, Brahms Horn Trio and Schubert Octet in Denmark and England during 2016.
For tickets see musicatthornham.org.uk