Following his successful debut at the Staatsoper Berlin, conducting Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring in the 2016-17 season, Cohen was invited back to the Staatsoper to conduct performances of Die Zauberflöte and Il barbiere di Siviglia as well as the revival of Klaus Guth’s production of Britten’s Turn of the Screw.

During the 2015-17 seasons, Cohen was a Kapellmeister at the Deutsche Oper Berlin, Where he conducted numerous performances, including such operas as Così fan tutte, Don Giovanni, Die Zauberflöte, Il barbiere di Siviglia, Dornröschen, Lucia di Lammermoor, La Traviata and G.F.Haas' new opera Morgen und Abend.

Other operatic highlights include an acclaimed debut with the Canadian Opera Company with Christopher Alden’s production of La clemenza di Tito, the Italian premiere of D'Avalos' Maria di Venosa at the Festival della Valle d’Itria, Massenet’s Don Quichotte at the Teatro Lirico di Cagliari and Britten's A Midsummer Night's Dream at the Teatro Massimo di Palermo. 

Cohen frequently works with the Israeli Opera where he conducted La Cenerentola, Die Entführung aus dem Serail, Le Nozze di Figaro, Rigoletto, Otello, Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk, Pique Dame and Wozzeck. 

Cohen Symphonic work brought him to such orchestras as the Staatskapelle Berlin, the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the Dresdner Philharmonie, the Helsinki Philharmonic, the RTÉ National Symphony in Dublin, the West Australian Symphony Orchestra, the Orchestra del Maggio Musicale in Florence, the Milwaukee Symphony, the Israeli Philharmonic, the Orchestre de Chambre de Lausanne and the the Sinfonieorchester Basel.

Contemporary repertoire is of keen interest to Cohen, who from 2011 to 2013 was also part of the Lucerne Festival Academy Composer Project where he worked alongside Pierre Boulez. He is also able to pursue this passion as Artistic Director of the Gropius Ensemble, where he curates projects specialising in the synthesis of music and theatre, with actor Itay Tiran. Cohen has also worked a number of times with members of the London Symphony Orchestra as part of their LSO Soundhub programme for young composers.

While still a student at the RAM in London, Cohen was appointed Music Director of the Jersey Chamber Orchestra where he was chief conductor for 10 seasons and worked with artists such as Nicola Benedetti, Sophie Bevan, Alison Balsom and Lawrence Zazzo.

As a Gustavo Dudamel Fellow for the 2013-14 seasons, Cohen conducted several concerts with the Los Angeles Philharmonic at the Walt Disney Concert Hall. In the summer of 2014 Daniel was a conducting Fellow at the Tanglewood Music Festival.

As a violinist Daniel Cohen was a long term member of the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra where he was also as Assistant Conductor to Daniel Barenboim, assisting him on such projects as the Beethoven symphony cycle and the recording of Boulez’s Derive II.


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Biography

Daniel Cohen | Conductor