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The Mind Over Finger Podcast

Oct 20, 2023

In this Backstage Pass Series episode, I speak with LA Phil Associate Principal Horn, David Cooper.

We discuss how he handles maintaining a large repertoire and the importance of practicing fundamentals, how he likes to learn music through creative interpretation, his views on passion, purpose, and dedication in music, his pre performance rituals and how he practices self-care as a high-level artist, and redefining success in music performance.


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Most sincere thank you to composer Jim Stephenson who graciously provided the show’s musical theme:  Concerto #1 for Trumpet and Chamber Orchestra – Movement 2: Allegro con Brio, performed by Jeffrey Work, trumpet, and the Lake Forest Symphony, conducted by Jim Stephenson.