Farobag Homi Cooper
Music Director of the Chicago Philharmonia Orchestra since 1985, Farobag Homi Cooper has also served as Artistic Director of the University of Chicago’s Performing Artists Series from 1990 through 2002 and principal conductor of its resident professional ensembles, the Mostly Mozart Chamber Players and the Camerata Virtuosi. He is also a skilled interpreter of Baroque literature and as Music Advisor to the Baroque Masterplayers, Farobag Homi Cooper’s stylistic renditions concatenate period performance techniques with modern instruments thus creating a unique voice within the realm of 17 and 18- century repertoire.
Befitting his penchant for encouraging artistic interest amongst younger members of his community, Farobag Homi Cooper is also the principal conductor of the Zoroastrian Symphony Orchestra that has offered since the year 2000 a unique opportunity for musicians around the globe to sit side-by-side with seasoned professionals in a strictly professional environment. The ZSO has staged highly successful performances in various large cities such as Houston, Chicago, and Toronto.
A graduate of the Eastman School of Music and the University of Rochester, Farobag Homi Cooper studied under Anastasia Jempelis, a pioneer of Suzuki violin pedagogy in the United States, and offers private instruction in performance and theory.