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Cohen, Jonathan (cello)
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Jonathan Cohen (cello)

Jonathan Cohen is rapidly developing a reputation as one of Britain’s finest and most versatile young cellists. With wide-ranging interests in solo and chamber music, Baroque, Classical and contemporary performance, he is in increasing demand for concerts and festivals throughout the United Kingdom and Europe. In addition to his studies with Emma Ferrand at the Royal Northern College of Music, he also participated in masterclasses with Ralph Kirshbaum, Steven Isserlis, Colin Carr, Steven Doane and Anner Bylsma. Having spent a year at the Royal Northern College, he subsequently read music at Clare College, Cambridge, graduating in June 2000.

Frequently in demand as a guest principal with various orchestras, Jonathan has worked with the Philharmonia, the London Chamber Orchestra, the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment and the Scottish Chamber Orchestra and has toured with the Chamber Orchestra of Europe. With a specialist interest in period performance, he is principal cellist of The King’s Consort and has performed as continuo cellist with the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment and the Gabrieli Consort. Increasingly in demand as a recitalist, Jonathan has given concerts in the United Kingdom, in Europe and America and has worked with pianists Huw Watkins and Leslie Howard. A regular participant at the Open Chamber Music Seminars at Prussia Cove, Jonathan is a devoted chamber musician, and is a member of the period-instrument London Quartet. He has also played as a guest with the Fitzwilliam Quartet, touring the United States in February 2001.

As the artistic director of the newly formed Picander Ensemble, Jonathan is devoting more of his time to chamber music and conducting. Recent performances include the piano quartets of Schumann, Dvorák, Mozart and Enescu, with Benjamin Nabarro (violin), Lawrence Power (viola) and Daniel Tong (piano), at Wigmore Hall, the Aldeburgh and Nottingham festivals, the South Bank Centre’s Purcell Room, and numerous other venues. Drawing on his experience in early music, Jonathan was assistant conductor to Emmanuelle Haïm for Handel’s Tamerlano and Monteverdi’s Orfeo, and in 2006 assisted William Christie for productions of Rameau’s Les Paladins and Mozart’s Idomeneo.

Albums

Handel: An Ode for St Cecilia’s Day
CDA67463
Handel: German Arias
CDA67627
Haydn: String Quartets Op 17
CDA677222CDs for the price of 1
Haydn: String Quartets Op 9
CDA676112CDs for the price of 1
Vivaldi: Cello Concertos
CDA67553
Vivaldi: Sacred Music, Vol. 10
CDA66849Archive Service; also available on CDS44171/81
Vivaldi: The Complete Sacred Music
CDS44171/8111CDs Boxed set (at a special price)

Complete works available for download

GEORGE FRIDERIC HANDEL (1685-1759)
An Ode for St Cecilia's Day, HWV76with The King's Consort, Robert King (conductor)
Das zitternde Glänzen der spielenden Wellen, HWV203with Carolyn Sampson (soprano), The King's Consort
Die ihr aus dunkeln Grüften, HWV208with Carolyn Sampson (soprano), The King's Consort
Flammende Rose, Zierde der Erden, HWV210with Carolyn Sampson (soprano), The King's Consort
In den angenehmen Büschen, HWV209with Carolyn Sampson (soprano), The King's Consort
Künft'ger Zeiten eitler Kummer, HWV202with Carolyn Sampson (soprano), The King's Consort
Meine Seele hört im Sehen, HWV207with Carolyn Sampson (soprano), The King's Consort
Oboe Sonata in B flat major, HWV357with Alexandra Bellamy (oboe), The King's Consort
Oboe Sonata in C minor, HWV366with Alexandra Bellamy (oboe), The King's Consort
Oboe Sonata in F major, HWV363awith Alexandra Bellamy (oboe), The King's Consort
Singe, Seele, Gott zum Preise, HWV206with Carolyn Sampson (soprano), The King's Consort
Süße Stille, sanfte Quelle, HWV205with Carolyn Sampson (soprano), The King's Consort
Süßer Blumen Ambraflocken, HWV204with Carolyn Sampson (soprano), The King's Consort
JOSEPH HAYDN (1732-1809)
String Quartet in A major, Op 9 No 6with The London Haydn Quartet
String Quartet in B flat major, Op 9 No 5with The London Haydn Quartet
String Quartet in C major, Op 9 No 1with The London Haydn Quartet
String Quartet in C minor, Op 17 No 4with The London Haydn Quartet
String Quartet in D major, Op 17 No 6with The London Haydn Quartet
String Quartet in D minor, Op 9 No 4with The London Haydn Quartet
String Quartet in E flat major, Op 17 No 3with The London Haydn Quartet
String Quartet in E flat major, Op 9 No 2with The London Haydn Quartet
String Quartet in E major, Op 17 No 1with The London Haydn Quartet
String Quartet in F major, Op 17 No 2with The London Haydn Quartet
String Quartet in G major, Op 17 No 5with The London Haydn Quartet
String Quartet in G major, Op 9 No 3with The London Haydn Quartet
ANTONIO VIVALDI (1678-1741)
Cello Concerto in A minor, RV418with The King's Consort, Robert King (conductor)
Cello Concerto in A minor, RV420with The King's Consort, Robert King (conductor)
Cello Concerto in C minor, RV401with The King's Consort, Robert King (conductor)
Cello Concerto in G major, RV415with The King's Consort, Robert King (conductor)
Cello Concerto in G minor, RV416with The King's Consort, Robert King (conductor)
Cello Concerto in G minor, RV417with The King's Consort, Robert King (conductor)
Concerto for two cellos in G minor, RV531with Sarah McMahon (cello), The King's Consort, Robert King (conductor)
Nisi Dominus, RV803with King's Consort Choir, The King's Consort, Robert King (conductor)

Alphabetical listing of all musical works

An Ode for St Cecilia's Day, HWV76 (Handel)
As from the pow'r of sacred lays  
But bright Cecilia rais'd the wonder  
But oh! What art can teach  
Cello Concerto in A minor, RV418 (Vivaldi)
Cello Concerto in A minor, RV420 (Vivaldi)
Cello Concerto in C minor, RV401 (Vivaldi)
Cello Concerto in G major, RV415 (Vivaldi)
Cello Concerto in G minor, RV416 (Vivaldi)
Cello Concerto in G minor, RV417 (Vivaldi)
Concerto for two cellos in G minor, RV531 (Vivaldi)
Das zitternde Glänzen der spielenden Wellen, HWV203 (Handel)
Die ihr aus dunkeln Grüften, HWV208 (Handel)
Flammende Rose, Zierde der Erden, HWV210 (Handel)
From harmony, from heav'nly harmony  
In den angenehmen Büschen, HWV209 (Handel)
Künft'ger Zeiten eitler Kummer, HWV202 (Handel)
Meine Seele hört im Sehen, HWV207 (Handel)
Nisi Dominus, RV803 (Vivaldi)
Oboe Sonata in B flat major, HWV357 (Handel)
Oboe Sonata in C minor, HWV366 (Handel)
Oboe Sonata in F major, HWV363a (Handel)
Orpheus could lead the savage race  
Sharp violins proclaim  
Singe, Seele, Gott zum Preise, HWV206 (Handel)
String Quartet in A major, Op 9 No 6 (Haydn)
String Quartet in B flat major, Op 9 No 5 (Haydn)
String Quartet in C major, Op 9 No 1 (Haydn)
String Quartet in C minor, Op 17 No 4 (Haydn)
String Quartet in D major, Op 17 No 6 (Haydn)
String Quartet in D minor, Op 9 No 4 (Haydn)
String Quartet in E flat major, Op 17 No 3 (Haydn)
String Quartet in E flat major, Op 9 No 2 (Haydn)
String Quartet in E major, Op 17 No 1 (Haydn)
String Quartet in F major, Op 17 No 2 (Haydn)
String Quartet in G major, Op 17 No 5 (Haydn)
String Quartet in G major, Op 9 No 3 (Haydn)
Süße Stille, sanfte Quelle, HWV205 (Handel)
Süßer Blumen Ambraflocken, HWV204 (Handel)
The soft complaining flute  
The trumpet's loud clangour  
What passion cannot Music raise and quell!  
When Nature underneath a heap