Jacques Cohen is known equally as a conductor and composer.
As conductor, he has worked with Kremerata Baltica, National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine, Bucharest Philharmonic, Albania Radio and Television Symphony Orchestra, BBC Concert Orchestra and countless other groups in the UK and abroad. His compositions have been commissioned and performed internationally by Sofia Soloists, Romanian Radio Chamber Orchestra, Onyx Brass, Fitzwilliam String Quartet, Piatti String Quartet and Primrose Piano Quartet among many others. His string orchestra arrangements of such works as Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition are fast becoming staples of the repertoire. He has also recorded a number of CDs which have received excellent reviews in the international music press.
He is Music Director and Principal Conductor of the Cohen Ensemble, (formerly the Isis Ensemble), who perform regularly at London’s Southbank Centre and around the UK.