Jonathan Cohen (Conductor)
Born: 17th November 1977, Manchester, Greater Manchester, UK
Jonathan Cohen is an English cellist and conductor. He is Artistic Director and founder of the British early music ensemble Arcangelo, Artistic Director of Tetbury Music Festival, Artistic Partner of the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra (Minnesota, US), Music Director Designate of Les Violons du Roy (Canada) where he took up the full role from the 2018-19 season, and Associate Conductor of Les Arts Florissants.
With Arcangelo he has recorded a wide range of music, from Porpora and Handel to Gluck and Mozart, including albums for Hyperion Records with soloists Iestyn Davies MBE and Christopher Purves.
After finishing his studies at Clare College, Cambridge, Cohen began his career establishing himself as a cellist. He performed as guest principal with many of the UK’s foremost orchestras and ensembles, both symphonic and period. With this experience he developed a specialism in the field of early music and an interest in period instruments.
Further Reading: Jonathan Cohen
The American mezzo (currently starring as Nerone in Handel's Agrippina at the Metropolitan Opera) talks to Katherine about her new recording of cantatas by Alessandro Scarlatti, Handel and Haydn, released last month on Alpha.
David talks to the group's artistic director Jonathan Cohen about their ascent of this 'musical Mount Everest'…