Another famous first chance!

Looking into the ERSO archives we discovered that the international soloist and highly-acclaimed recording artist Robert Cohen made his solo debut at an Ernest Read children’s concert.  He was only twelve when he gave his performance of the Boccherini B flat Cello Concerto at the Royal Festival Hall.   The children’s concert in question was dedicated to Ernest’s wife Helen in celebration of her 70th birthday.

During forty 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), “A virtuoso of genius” (Nurnberg Nachrichten).

We’re so proud to have played a small part of such an amazing career!

robert cohen

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