Jonathan Cohen is one of Britain's finest young musicians. He 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 activities as baroque opera and the classical symphonic repertoire. He is Artistic Director of Arcangelo, Associate Conductor of Les Arts Florissants and Artistic Director of Tetbury Festival.
Recent concert highlights include Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, Les Violons du Roy, Budapest Festival Orchestra, NDR Radiophilharmonie Hannover, Zürcher Kammerorchester, South Jutland Symphony, Hamburg Symphony Orchestra, SWR Sinfonieorchester Baden-Baden, Seattle Symphony and performances of Mozart’s Marriage of Figaro with the Het Residentie Orkest and the Dutch National Opera Academy Chorus.
Projects in the 2015/16 season include Handel's Agrippina with Irish Youth Opera, a return visit to Les Violons du Roy, Orchestre National d'Ile de France, Munich Chamber Orchestra, Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, Handel's Messiah in Hong Kong and Mozart's Marriage of Figaro at Glyndebourne.
Jonathan Cohen founded the ensemble Arcangelo, with whom he performs high quality and specially created projects. He tours with them to exceptional halls and festivals such as Philharmonie Berlin, Vienna Musikverein, Köln Philharmonie, Ghent Cathedral, and Carnegie Hall New York. Recent highlights include Bach’s B Minor Mass in Ghent, Handel’s Apollo e Dafne at Zankel Hall New York and a German tour with Christiane Karg in June 2015.
Arcangelo are busy and much in demand in the recording studio, partnering with fine soloists such as Iestyn Davies (their disc ‘Arias for Guadagni’ won the Recital Category at the 2012 Gramophone Awards), Anna Prohaska, Christiane Karg, Christopher Purves and Vilde Frang. Forthcoming releases include Bach violin concertos with Alina Ibragimova and ‘Arias for Benucci’ with Matthew Rose.