Arnaldo Cohen’s recent North American performances have spanned the United States from Oregon to Florida and from Texas to Wisconsin. Highlights include engagements with the Cleveland Orchestra, the Philadelphia Orchestra and the Los Angeles Philharmonic. His demand as a recitalist continues with appearances at prestigious concert series including a critically acclaimed performance at New York’s Town Hall. His 2007-2008 engagements included a return to the Philadelphia Orchestra, Milwaukee, Seattle and Utah Symphony, among others, and in addition to recital engagements in the United States, Canada, Europe and South America.
In 08-09 he performs Beethoven 4th Concerto with the New Jersey Symphony and returns in recital to San Francisco, Philadelphia, Quebec, Portland, and Toledo. Cohen came to prominence after winning First Prize at the 1972 Busoni International Piano Competition and making his debut at the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam. For five years he was a member of the acclaimed Amadeus Trio and has performed with many string quartets, including the Lindsay and Chillingirian Quartets. He is a frequent recording artist, with recent discs including a 2007 rendering of the two Liszt Piano Concertos and the “Totentanz” with the Sao Paulo State Symphony Orchestra for BIS Records. His other two CDs on the same label, an all-Liszt solo and his pioneering CD, “Three Centuries of Brazilian Music”, have also generated accolades by critics. He has also recorded for Vox and Naxos.