Pamela Hooper completed a Bachelor of Music at the University of Auckland, studying with David Nalden and Mary O’Brien.
A trained secondary school teacher, she currently teaches at Cashmere High School. She is passionate about chamber music and has prepared many secondary school groups for the annual Chamber Music Contest.
Before joining the CSO in 2009, Pamela played in the Southern Sinfonia and a variety of chamber groups. A highlight of Pamela’s time with the CSO has been their 2011 tour of Japan.
She comes from a musical family and her daughter is a violinist with Orchestra Wellington.
In her free time, Pamela enjoys reading and strolling through Hagley Park.