Our string players were treated to a very special masterclass yesterday afternoon, given by world-renowned cellist, Robert Cohen. Three of our cellists had the opportunity to play to Robert, in what was an inspiring workshop. Sixth-former, Noah Max, commented “Robert Cohen’s approach to the (Bach) Suites was a revelation! I thoroughly enjoyed exploring the challenges and choices that interpreting Bach offers, and learned so much!”
After the class, Robert gave a performance of the first two Bach Suites to an enthralled audience. We are delighted that he will be back in the spring! Dates and information can be found on the poster below.
Robert Cohen is a Fellow of The Purcell School, and was a pupil from 1969-1974, studying cello with William Pleeth. Cohen made his concerto debut at the Royal Festival Hall at the age of 12 and his recording debut at 19 (Elgar Cello Concerto with London Philharmonic). During the subsequent thirty-eight years of his distinguished international career, Cohen has been hailed as one of the foremost cellists of our time. “It is easy to hear what the fuss is about, he plays like a God” (New York Stereo Review).