Diana Cohen

Diana Cohen was appointed concertmaster of the Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra in 2007. Previously she served as concertmaster of the Charleston Symphony, a position she held for three seasons. In that time, she performed as soloist with the symphony on ten occasions with works from Mozart to John Corigliano. She has also served as concertmaster of the The National Repertory Orchestra, Iris Orchestra and Red {an orchestra}, CIM Orchestra and has been guest concertmaster with the Rochester Philharmonic and the Phoenix Symphony.

Ms. Cohen performs regularly in concerts in New York and across the globe with the Grammy-winning Orpheus Chamber Orchestra and The Knights. She has appeared as soloist with the Rochester Philharmonic, National Repertory Orchestra, Kalamazoo Symphony, Valdosta Symphony, Hilton Head Symphony and Red {an orchestra}. Recently, her solo recital on the Dame Myra Hess Series was heard live on Chicago public radio. As a chamber musician, she has performed at the Marlboro Music Festival, The Steans Institute at the Ravinia Festival and many others. She has regularly collaborated with members of the Guarneri, Juilliard and Cleveland Quartets, as well as with renowned artists including Mitsuko Uchida, Kim Kashkashian and Gilbert Kalish. She is also a member of Trio Terzetto.

Ms. Cohen received an undergraduate from CIM, and will complete a master’s degree this spring. She was the recipient of the 2000 Jerome Gross Prize in violin and a winner of the Darius Milhaud competition. Her principal teachers have been Donald Weilerstein, William Preucil and Paul Kantor and Joel Smirnoff.

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