Jonathan Cohen has forged a remarkable career as a conductor, cellist and harpsichordist. Famous for his passion and dedication to chamber music, Cohen feels comfortable in styles as diverse as baroque opera and a classical symphonic repertoire. He is artistic director of Arcangelo, musical director of Les Violons du Roy, artistic director of the Tetbury Festival and artistic partner of the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra.
During the 20/21 season he returned to the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment (in the BBC Proms) and the Handel and Haydn Society. He made his debut at the Berlin Opera with Orpheus, conducting the Freiburg Baroque Orchestra and the Berlin Vocalconsort, in a production by the Sasha Waltz Company. He also made his debut with the Kobe Chamber Orchestra and the Barcelona Symphony Orchestra. In addition, he continues his fruitful collaboration with Les Violons du Roy in Quebec.
In 2010 Cohen founded Arcangelo, a musical group that works to perform high quality works and pieces created for the occasion. He has toured to renowned concert halls and festivals, such as London's Wigmore Hall, Berlin Philharmonic, Cologne Philharmonic, Vienna's Musikverein, Salzburg Festival and Carnegie Hall in New York. Arcangelo debuted at the Proms at the Sam Wanamaker Theater in 2016 and returned in 2018 to present Theodora, with all Royal Albert Hall tickets sold out. The group continues to have a tight recording schedule and continues to receive praise for recent albums such as Arianna, with Kate Lindsey and published by Alpha, and the Buxtehude trio sonatas, which have been nominated for Grammys.