Steven Cohen has been heard internationally as a solo, orchestral, Broadway and chamber musician. Hailing from New York, he is in demand as a recital soloist, and has been a featured and guest artist at numerous horn workshops and events throughout the world. In February 2019, Cohen was featured on WQXR’s Young Artists Showcase, presenting an internationally broadcast recital. His appearance on the program marked the first horn recital presented on the Young Artists Showcase since the 1990s. Cohen was a Special Guest Artist at the 51st International Horn Symposium, as well as a Contributing Artist at the 45th , 48th and 50th symposia. He can be seen regularly with Mannheim Steamroller and is featured with the group on their 2015 release, "Mannheim Steamroller Live". From 2010-2012, Cohen was Principal Horn with The New 25th Anniversary Production of Les Misérables.
A proponent for the creation of new music, Cohen has commissioned and premiered over 25 works from a distinguished collective of composers. His debut album, Cruise Control, features the world premieres of five major works for horn, and has been heralded as “a musical and technical tour de force.” In addition, Cohen oversees the NU CORNO ensemble, an ongoing project dedicated to the commissioning and performance of new works for horn ensemble. The group has been featured at four International Horn Symposia and introduced over 15 works into the horn ensemble repertoire Cohen’s love of the horn far extends just being a performer. As a lecturer, he has presented scholarship at the national and international level. His presentations have been presented at numerous International Horn Symposia, various national workshops, and universities worldwide. Aside from his presentations, Cohen is sought after as a clinician, presenting masterclasses at universities across the country, as well as an adjudicator for horn competitions.
Cohen holds a Master of Music and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Cohen’s principal teachers include Philip Myers, Dr. Alan Mattingly, and R. Allen Spanjer.
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