Zachary Cohen is Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra’s principal bass

Posted on: January 26, 2015

“Zachary Cohen has been named the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra’s new principal bass, the orchestra announced Thursday. Cohen had been serving a yearlong appointment as the SPCO’s acting principal bass,” writes Pamela Espeland in Friday’s (1/23) MinnPost (Minneapolis). Cohen was on leave from the Milwaukee Symphony, where he was hired as principal bass in his senior year at Juilliard at the age of 22…. He is also principal bass of the chamber orchestra The Knights and has recorded two albums with them on Sony Classical. Cohen was chosen by an audition committee made up of SPCO musicians. ‘Zach brings such joy and enthusiasm to his music making and the effect on the other players in the SPCO is palpable,’ principal second violinist and senior director of artistic planning Kyu-Young Kim said in a statement. The SPCO’s previous principal bass, Christopher Brown, retired in 2013 after 34 years with the orchestra.”

Posted January 26, 2015