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Rebecca Cohen

Updated: Feb 20, 2021

A sought-after collaborative pianist, Rebecca has appeared in recital in the UK and Europe partnering singers including Joan Rodgers CBE, Harriet Burns and Nazan Fikret.

Concert engagements include the Wigmore Hall where she made her debut alongside the Prince Consort, the Muziekgebouw, Amsterdam, National Concert Hall, Dublin, Mozarthaus Vienna and St Martin in the Fields, London. In 2021 she will return to Blackheath Halls in recital with Joan Rodgers and Benedict Nelson.

As a pianist she has worked with organisations including the Royal Opera House, Garsington Opera and Wigmore Hall as part of their Chamber Tots programme. She is a pianist to the vocal faculty at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama and Morley College London and works with talented young pianists at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music & Dance where she teaches piano, coaches ensembles and takes performance classes. Rebecca has given masterclasses and workshops for the European Piano Teachers Association (EPTA), Wigmore Hall and Live Music Now and has played for masterclasses given by Toby Spence, Joan Rodgers and Jonathan Lemalu and competitions including the Kathleen Ferrier Junior Competition.

As a finalist in the Das Lied International Song Competition alongside soprano Nazan Fikret, Rebecca featured in the BBC documentary ‘Becoming a Lied Singer: Thomas Quasthoff and the art of German Song’. Other competition successes include the Lillian Ash French song prize and the Paul Hamburger Prize for accompaniment awarded by Graham Johnson.

Rebecca is Co-Director of Song in the City; an initiative which aims to promote classical song as an art form, introducing it to new audiences in different ways through collaboration with performers from other artistic disciplines, commissioning new works and curating social projects.

Educated at the University of York, she won a scholarship to study at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music & Dance and later at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama before completing her studies at the Franz Schubert Institute in Austria.

In 2015 Rebecca was made a Fellow of the Royal Society of the Arts (FRSA)

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