Arts & Culture


MR Ian Cooper

Coup for Clarence Valley Conservatorium

Ian Cooper is Australia’s most exciting virtuoso violinist. He is a regular attraction at concert venues and festivals throughout Australia, Europe, Japan and New Zealand. His dynamic and humorous show draws on many musical styles from the Classics, Jazz, Gypsy, Latin, Irish, the Blues and even a touch of Cowboy music. Cooper’s performance of his Ned Kelly inspired composition “Tin Symphony” was premiered at the 2000 Sydney Olympic Opening Ceremony. Born into a family of classical musicians, Ian began playing the violin at the age of four. He was his mother’s first pupil. His live television debut was at age 5 when he performed “The Three Grenadiers” by Schumann on Channel 7 Australia. For his Grafton concert, Ian is joined by the Ian Cooper Quintet and will showcase a wide variety of music. Conservatorium Director, Adam Wills says, “We are very excited to have Ian back in the Clarence Valley after several years and very grateful that Ian was able to schedule us in after last year’s postponed concert.” The Concert will be held at the Clarence Valley Conservatorium, 8 Villiers street on Friday February 26 commencing at 7pm. Tickets are now available at 2/