Welsh pianist Rebecca Cohen specialises in vocal accompaniment and chamber music.
She is a Britten Pears Artist, a Yehudi Menuhin Live Music Now Artist, Concordia Foundation Artist and Wigmore Hall Chamber Tots Artist
She was a finalist in the Das Lied International Song Competition 2017 with soprano Nazan Fikret, which was filmed as part of a BBC4 documentary 'Becoming a Lied Singer: Thomas Quasthoff and the Art of German Song '. In May 2017 she made her debut at the Wigmore Hall alongside The Prince Consort in a programme including Schumann's Spanische Liebeslieder Op.138.
Rebecca studied Music at the University of York and piano accompaniment at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music & Dance with Eugene Asti and at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama where she was awarded the Paul Hamburger prize for accompaniment by Graham Johnson as a member of his prestigious Song Guild. She completed her studies at the Franz Schubert Institut, Austria.
She has performed for masterclasses given by artists such as Roger Vignoles, Julius Drake, Imogen Cooper, Ann Murray, Robert Holl, Angelika Kirchschlager, Pascal Roge, Bernarda Fink, Thomas Quasthoff and Graham Johnson. Rebecca is an alumna of the Oxford Lieder Festival Mastercourse and the Lied Akademie Vienna, and in 2016 was the Viola Tunnard Scholar at Britten Pears in Aldeburgh.
Recent highlights include performances at St Martin in the Fields, the Oxford Lieder Festival, Mozarthaus Vienna, St. James Piccadilly, the Muziekgebouw in Amsterdam and at the Aldeburgh Festival.
Rebecca has worked as an accompanist for institutions including the Drama Centre London, Central Saint Martins and is currently a staff accompanist at the Guildhall School and Morley College, London. She is a member of the teaching staff at Junior Trinity where she teaches one-to-one and coaches ensembles.
She is Co-Director of Song in the City and is a Fellow (FRSA) of the Royal Society of the Arts.
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