Cooke, Samantha

Samantha (Sam) Cooke (b. 1969)

Originally from England and now a citizen of Australia, Samantha Cooke has diplomas in composition from the University of Melbourne and La Trobe University, where she studied with Brenton Broadstock, Graeme Gerrard, and Jeff Pressing. Her rich experience playing the flute includes opera, chamber orchestra, and now the Victorian Flute Ensemble, with which she was formerly lead flutist and is now its conductor.