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COHLER JONATHAN (USA)



Jonathan Cohler is recognized throughout the world as “an absolute master of the clarinet” (International Clarinet Association’s Clarinet Magazine). Through his performances around the world and on record, he has thrilled an ever-widening audience with his incredible musicianship and total technical command. His technical feats have been hailed as “superhuman” and Fanfare Magazine has placed him in the pantheon of legendary musicians: “one thinks of Dinu Lipatti.”

A highly acclaimed recording artist, his recordings have received numerous accolades and awards including nomination for the INDIE Award, the Outstanding Recording mark of the American Record GuideBBC Music Magazine’s Best CDs of The Year selection, and top ratings from many magazines, radio stations, and record guides from all over the world. His recent recording of the Brahms and Beethoven trios with the Claremont Trio (Jonathan Cohler & Claremont Trio) was ranked the best by Fanfare Magazine, “I know of no finer recording of the Beethoven, and this one stands with the best classic versions of the Brahms.” His Rhapsodie Française (with pianist Rasa Vitkauskaite) was chosen for a Best of the Year award from the Buffalo/Toronto classical station 94.5 WNED. This season features the release of Romanza (Ongaku 024-123), also with Ms. Vitkauskaite, featuring transcriptions for clarinet and piano of works by Schumann, Prokofiev and Guastavino.

He has toured the United States, Canada, Europe, Japan, Taiwan, China, Venezuela, Brazil, Argentina, Chile, Peru, Mexico and Cuba, and performed at many festivals including those of Tanglewood, Aspen, Domaine Forget, Campos do Jordao, Xativa, Rockport, Newport, Martha’s Vineyard and the Hamptons.

In addition to his work as soloist, Jonathan Cohler is an active chamber musician, chamber music coach, adjudicator, conductor, and pedagogue. He collaborates frequently with many world renowned musicians and ensembles.

Jonathan Cohler is the Music Director of the Massachusetts Philharmonic Orchestra, and Artistic Director of the International Woodwind Festival. He is also in demand as a guest conductor around the world with orchestras such as the world-renowned Simon Bolivar Orchestra  of Caracas, Venezuela.

He is Professor of Clarinet and Chamber music at The Boston Conservatory  in Boston.

For more information on Jonathan Cohler, visit his website, www.jonathancohler.com