Jonathan Cohen, Harpsichord
Jonathan Cohen is one of Britain's finest young musicians. He has forged a remarkable career with notable success as a conductor, cellist and keyboardist. He is well known for his passion and commitment to chamber music which he expands to diverse activities such as Baroque opera and the Classical symphonic repertoire. He is the Artistic Director of Arcangelo, and Associate Conductor of Les Arts Florissants. Alongside his busy guest conducting career, Jonathan directs his own ensemble Arcangelo with whom he performs regularly throughout Europe at some of the most highly regarded festivals and concert halls. Jonathan and Arcangelo have recorded a wide range of music from Porpora and Handel to Gluck and Mozart. After finishing his studies at Clare College, Cambridge, Jonathan began his career establishing himself as a cellist. He performed as guest principal with many of the UK's foremost orchestras and ensembles, both symphonic and "historical." With this experience Jonathan developed a unique crossover specialism in the field of early music and an interest in period instruments. He was a founder member of the London Haydn Quartet, and continues to cherish performing chamber music with friends and colleagues.
Johann Sebastian Bach
3 Sonatas for Viola da Gamba and Harpsichord BWV 1027–1029
Nicolas Altstaedt, Cello - Jonathan Cohen, Harpsichord