Christopher Cohen is a French-American violinist who obtained his Master’s Degree in Performance from the Royal College of Music in London in 2019, where he studied under the guidance of Radu Blidar, Berent Korfker and Maciej Rakowski. At the age of 15 he performed as a soloist with the Gennevilliers Symphony Orchestra. Passionate about a wide range of musical styles, he studied tango with Juan-José Mossalini for several years. He also took jazz violin lessons with Christian Garrick and performs jazz regularly in London. He has played under the direction of a variety of conductors, including Bernard Haitink, Juraj Valčuha and Vladimir Ashkenazy. He has also performed regularly with the German Radio Orchestra and the European Union Chamber Orchestra.
In 2018 Christopher formed “Viphonix” with Maxime Morise. An increasingly active and fruitful collaboration, this innovative duo explores ‘traditional’ music from a ‘classical’ perspective and has its roots in a wide array of styles, from Baroque to Klezmer.
The following year they co-founded “How do you practice”. The aim of this program is to compile a broad spectrum of practice methods developed by individual instrumentalists and share them for the benefit of all.
Christopher is currently playing on an 1880 Sgarbi violin, kindly lent to him by the Harrison Franck Foundation.
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