Professor of Clarinet, Northwestern University
The former principal clarinetist with the Louisiana Philharmonic from 1975 until 2004, where he was also a frequent concerto soloist, Steve Cohen is also the principal clarinet and concerto soloist with the summer orchestra of the Brevard Music Center, where he has been engaged since 1979. He has toured in the U.S. as principal clarinet with the Texas Opera Theater and throughout Europe as principal clarinet with the Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra. Since moving to Chicago in 2005, Mr. Cohen has performed with the Chicago Symphony, the Chicago Lyric Opera, the Music of the Baroque Orchestra and the Ars Viva Symphony. Mr. Cohen is a former clarinet faculty member at the Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music and Louisiana State University. Steve Cohen is an artist/clinician for Buffet Clarinets and Legere Reeds.