ELIZABETH COOK-SHEN is the second horn of the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra. She has made solo appearances in subscription concerts with the Los Angeles Philharmonic and performs frequently both on the Los Angeles Philharmonic New Music Group's Green Umbrella series and the Los Angeles Philharmonic Chamber Music series. Recently, she gave the North America debut of Esa-Pekka Salonen's Memoria and collaborated with Emanuel Ax, Joseph Kalichstein and Jean-Yves Thibaudet in chamber music concerts. Ms. Cook-Shen was invited by Christoph Eschenbach to play with the Houston Symphony Chamber Players on tour, and has also appeared as a guest artist at the Aspen Music Festival and the Sitka Music Festival.
Prior to joining the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Ms. Cook-Shen performed with the Houston Symphony Orchestra and the Detroit Symphony Orchestra and was the principal horn of the Houston Ballet Orchestra and the Houston Grand Opera orchestra.
Ms. Cook-Shen studied horn with Louis Stout and Lowell Greer at the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, where she received her Bachelor's degree in music. She earned her Master's degree from Rice University, where she studied with William Ver Meulen. Ms. Cook-Shen was a member of the Los Angeles Philharmonic Institute Orchestra in 1990, and received a Fellowship from the Tanglewood Music Center in 1991.