Mia Cooper was a pupil at Chetham’s School of Music in Manchester before going on to study at the Royal Northern College of Music with Yossi Zivoni, and later at the Paris Conservatoire.

She then spent five years as Principal first violin of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, and now plays and records with many of London’s orchestras and chamber ensembles. Mia has also appeared as guest leader with the BBC National Orchestra of Wales, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, City of London Sinfonia, English Sinfonia and Goldberg ensemble. In December 2004, Mia was invited to perform at the Sangat International Chamber Music Festival in Bombay.

Mia is a member of the Ovid Ensemble who has appeared several times on BBC Radio 3, and at the Wigmore Hall, Purcell Room and Bridgewater Hall in Manchester. The Ensemble has played at music festivals across Britain, and commissioned several new works.