Zoe Lovatt-Cooper joins Geneva
Geneva Group are delighted to welcome on board Zoe Lovatt-Cooper as their new Flugelhorn Development and Performance Artist. Having almost completed her first recital performance for Geneva and Brass Pass tv, Zoe joins a long list of recently recruited artists and ambassadors.
“Zoe has one of the sweetest most beautiful flugelhorn sounds in the business and has now played in Black Dyke Band for the past 10 years. I was so excited to hear Zoe play the Geneva Flugel and was in no way disappointed with the results” commented General Manager Brett Baker.
Zoe originates from Cornwall and started playing the Flugel horn in the St Dennis Band learner’s group at the age of 6. She soon progressed into the youth band and was part of the senior band when it gained promotion from 4th to championship section within 6 years.
Zoe joined the National Youth Brass Band in 2005 and enjoyed 11 courses where she gained invaluable experience and knowledge from top class sectional tutors and world class conductors. During her time with the National Youth Band she held the principal flugel seat for 9 courses and won the prestigious Harry Mortimer Solo Contest.
Zoe studied at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama and after completing her first year she was awarded the Harry Mortimer Memorial Trust, Brass Student of the Year. In 2010, Zoe joined the Tredegar Town Band and was part of a unique double, winning both the Grand Shield and the British Open in the same year.
Zoe joined Black Dyke Band in November 2010 as their flugel soloist. In 2014 she won the prize for the Best Soloist at the British Open followed by the prize for the Best Instrumentalist at the National Championships of Great Britain five weeks later. Zoe enjoys travelling the world as a solo artist. She leads workshops, clinics and masterclasses. Zoe is a tutor with the National Children’s Brass Band and the International Brass Band Summer School.
Commenting on the new venture Zoe stated, “I really enjoyed my visit to the Geneva factory to try their Flugel Horns and it soon became apparent that every instrument I picked up and played was of the highest quality. I now thoroughly enjoy playing on my Oldroyd Cardinal Flugel.”
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