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Jonathan Cohen

Jonathan Cohen

Jonathan Cohen has forged a remarkable career as a conductor, cellist, and keyboardist. Well known for his passion and commitment to chamber music, Jonathan is equally at home in such diverse areas as Baroque opera and the Classical symphonic repertoire. He is artistic director of Arcangelo, music director of Les Violons du Roy, artistic director of the Tetbury Festival, and artistic partner of the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra.

He guest-conducts leading period-instrument ensembles, including the Handel and Haydn Society and the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, as well as symphony orchestras such as the Budapest Festival Orchestra, New York Philharmonic, Cleveland Orchestra, and Orchestre de Chambre de Paris. He has also conducted Le nozze di Figaro and Giulio Cesare for Glyndebourne Festival Opera.

In 2010, Jonathan founded Arcangelo, an ensemble that strives to present special musical projects of the highest quality. He has toured with the group to exceptional halls and festivals, including Wigmore Hall in London, Philharmonie Berlin, Kölner Philharmonie, Vienna Musikverein, the Salzburg Festival, and Carnegie Hall in New York City. Arcangelo made its Proms debut at the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse in 2016 and returned to the Proms in 2018 to present Handel’s Theodora to a sold-out Royal Albert Hall. The ensemble boasts an extensive, award-winning discography and has recorded with many fi ne soloists, including Iestyn Davies, Christopher Purves, Vilde Frang, Alina Ibragimova, and Nicolas Altstaedt.

Jonathan’s first recording with Les Violons du Roy features the music of Handel and Glass and countertenor Anthony Roth Costanzo. It was nominated for a Grammy.

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