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Ann Cohen
Ann Cohen

Ann Cohen began cello studies at the age of 11 in Providence RI. She attended Oberlin College and graduated with a BM in 1973. Major teachers include Alfred Zighera, Richard Kapuscinski, Leonard Rose and Frank Miller. Ms. Cohen attended the Tanglewood Young Artist Program in 1967-1969, and the Tanglewood Fellowship Program in 1975. Other festivals included the Blossom Music Festival in 1973 and 1974. She taught at the Brevard Music Festival from 1979-1983. She has performed in master class with M. Rostropovich at the Hartt School of Music and at the Tanglewood Festival.

Ms. Cohen has been a member of the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra (successor to the New Orleans Symphony) since its inception in 1991. She joined the New Orleans Symphony in 1978. She has served as President of the LPO (a collaborative organization) three different times. Other committee appointments include board membership, development committee work, personnel committee work, and participation in the Mellon Orchestra Forum. In addition, Ms. Cohen has performed with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, Civic Orchestra of Chicago, Winnipeg Symphony, and the Hartford Symphony.

Ann Cohen is a frequent chamber musician in and around the Greater New Orleans region. She has taught at Loyola and Tulane Universities in New Orleans. Other community appointments include the Board of the Parents’ Association at Ben Franklin High School in New Orleans.

Ann Cohen is married to Steven Cohen, Associate Professor of Clarinet at Northwestern University in Evanston, IL. They have three children. Ms. Cohen currently resides in New Orleans, LA and Evanston, IL.

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