Welsh pianist Rebecca Cohen specialises in vocal accompaniment and chamber music. She has appeared in recital in the UK and Europe including at the Wigmore Hall, Muziekgebouw, Amsterdam, Mozarthaus Vienna and St Martin in the Fields in London. In May 2019 she partnered internationally renowned soprano Joan Rodgers in recital.
Rebecca is a former Britten Pears Artist, Concordia Foundation Artist and Wigmore Hall Chamber Tots Artist and was finalist in the Das Lied International Song Competition with soprano Nazan Fikret which was filmed as part of a BBC documentary ‘Becoming a Lied Singer: Thomas Quasthoff and the art of German Song’.
She studied at the University of York, Trinity Laban and the Guildhall School of Music & Drama, completing her studies at the Franz Schubert Institut in Austria. Whilst at the Guildhall School, Graham Johnson awarded Rebecca the Paul Hamburger prize for accompaniment as a member of his prestigious Song Guild.
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 and is an alumna of the Oxford Lieder Festival Mastercourse, the Lied Akademie Vienna and the Britten Pears Artist programme where she was the Viola Tunnard Scholar.
Rebecca is currently a staff accompanist at the Guildhall School and Morley College vocal departments. She is also a piano teacher and ensemble coach at Junior Trinity Laban and has completed a foundation course in Coaching and Mentoring in collaboration with the Guildhall School and Linden Learning.
In 2015 she was made a Fellow of the Royal Society of the Arts (FRSA).
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