Jonathan Cohen appointed artistic partner at St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, effective in September

Posted on: March 8, 2016

“British Baroque specialist Jonathan Cohen will become the newest artistic partner at the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra,” writes Graydon Royce in Tuesday’s (3/8) Star Tribune (Minneapolis). “Cohen, who plays piano and cello and conducts, will start in the 2016-17 season. This is Cohen’s first engagement as an artistic leader with a major American orchestra. In addition to Baroque, he is versed in the classical symphonic repertoire. In past SPCO appearances, he has conducted from the keyboard. Cohen is artistic director and founder of London-based Arcangelo, with whom he has made nine recordings in the past five years. He is also associate conductor of Les Arts Florissants and artistic director of England’s Tetbury Music Festival. Though Cohen’s tenure does not begin until September, he will lead the SPCO in two weeks of Neighborhood Series performances March 12-20…. In a prepared statement, Cohen said he really enjoys ‘working with this fine chamber orchestra and I feel we share a mutual appreciation and commitment to the chamber music aesthetic.’ SPCO Managing Director Jon Limbacher praised ‘Cohen’s versatility and exceptional blend of talents.’ Cohen joins an impressive roster of artistic partners: Jeremy Denk, Martin Fröst, Patricia Kopatchinskaja, Pekka Kuusisto, Christian Zacharias and Thomas Zehetmair.”  

Posted March 8, 2016