David Cohen

David Cohen, cello

Born in 1980 into a family of musicians in Belgium in 1994 David joined the Yehudi Menuhin School. Four years later he became a pupil of Oleg Kogan for six years at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama winning the Gold Medal on graduation.

As soloist David performed with the Flemish Orchestra of Brussels, the Grenoble Symphony Orchestra and the Polish Philharmonic Orchestra under Lord Menuhin's direction, the Symphonia of Warsaw and the St Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra. He has also appeared at Kronberg, Manchester, Cambridge, Beauvais and the Gstaad Festivals. In 2005, he became Artist in Residence at Peterhouse, Cambridge.

David was appointed Principal Cello of the Philharmonia Orchestra in March 2002 (the youngest cello principal ever) and currently teaches at the Royal Conservatoire de Musique de Mons in Belgium. He plays on a magnificent cello by Dominico Montagnana circa 1735, thanks to Mrs Pat Morton and the Razumovsky Trust.

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