Violinist Sharon Cooper is an active freelance musician in southern and central California. She studied chamber music at San Francisco Conservatory and holds a BA degree in Music from Stanford University.
Sharon has performed throughout California, Europe and Australia in numerous recitals, chamber ensembles, orchestras and civic events. She has performed solo works with the following symphonies: Moorpark, Valley (LA), New Valley, Santa Susana, Antelope Valley and Crestmoor. Sharon has also been featured soloist with the Channel Islands and Palo Alto chamber orchestras, Ventura Baroque, Santa Maria Philharmonic, Symphony of the Canyons and on KQED Public Television in San Francisco. Concert series showcasing her solo recitals include the Mt. Cross (Camarillo), Ojai Art Centre and Lompoc Music Association. In addition to her position in the Moorpark Symphony, Sharon is regularly Concertmistress of Santa Maria Philharmonic and Cabrillo Music Theatre (Thousand Oaks).
On a lighter note, Sharon has often been heard on the soundtrack of Fox TV's animated features Family Guy, American Dad, Cleveland and King of the Hill as well as other TV, movie, original cast theater, and numerous diverse musical recordings. She has performed with David Benoit, Seth MacFarlane, Electric Light Orchestra, John Tesh, Hiroshima, Frank Sinatra, Jr., Al Martino, Laura Pursell and Riders of the Purple Sage, to name a few. Her solo violin can be heard emanating from pits of musical theaters in Ventura, LA and Orange Counties, as well as Phoenix and Tucson, Arizona.
Sharon performs on a violin crafted by Benning Violins in Los Angeles, 1985.
- Violinist Kristine Whitson 11 August 2023
- Violinist Mitchell Newman 25 October 2016
- Violinist Vijay Gupta 12 March 2016
- Violinist Christine Frank 09 December 2015
- Violinist Tamamo Gibbs 10 September 2015
- Violinist Stacy Wetzel 19 August 2015
- Violinist Clayton Haslop 01 May 2015
- Violinist Michael Ferril 12 March 2015
- Violinist Alex Granger 18 February 2014
- Violinist Vincent Houser 15 June 2012
- Violinist Cyndi Hall 03 May 2012
- Violinist Tito Quiroz Angulo 29 April 2012
- Violinist Sharon Cooper 24 April 2012
- Violinist Brian Benning 08 April 2012
- Violinist Ashot Tigranyan 08 April 2012
- Violinist Aleksandra Maslovaric 08 April 2012
- Violinist Henry Gronnier 04 April 2012
- Violinist Randall Garacci 04 April 2012
- Violinist Hubert Pralitz 04 April 2012
- Violinist Colleen (Larsen) Coomber 04 April 2012
- Violinist Carolyn Osborn 04 April 2012
- More Players Of Benning Crafted Instruments 06 April 2010