Arcangelo & Jonathan Cohen
Biographie Arcangelo & 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, Artistic Director of Tetbury Festival and Artistic Partner of the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra. Jonny becomes Music Director of Les Violons du Roy from the 2018/19 season and in the interim he is Music Director Designate.
2017/18 sees return visits for Jonathan to Les Violons du Roy, Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, Budapest Festival Orchestra, Scottish Chamber Orchestra and Glyndebourne Opera for Guilio Cesare. He makes his debut with Konzerthaus Orchester Berlin, Iceland Symphony Orchestra and Orchestre Philharmonique de Liege and has appearances with his ensemble Arcangelo, which he founded in 2010 and with whom he has performed at venues such as Wigmore Hall London, Philharmonie Berlin, Kölner Philharmonie, Vienna Musikverein, Salzburg Festival and Carnegie Hall New York. Other recent highlights include a European tour with Vilde Frang with concerts at Oslo Opera House and Tonhalle Zürich. In 2016, Jonathan conducted Arcangelo for their BBC Proms debut at the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse.
Arcangelo are in much demand in the recording studio, partnering fine soloists such as Iestyn Davies (their disc Arias for Guadagni won the Recital Category at the 2012 Gramophone Awards), Anna Prohaska, and Christopher Purves. Together with Scene! with Christiane Karg, Arcangelo’s disc Arias for Benucci with Matthew Rose was nominated for a 2016 International Opera Award. Their latest release is of CPE Bach Cello Concerti with Nicolas Altstaedt, which won the BBC Music Magazine Awards’ Concerto category in 2017.