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Franklin Cohen -  Renowned Soloist,  Solo Clarinetist in Cleveland Orchestra;  Professor at Cleveland Institute of Music



Head, Clarinet Department; Frank K. Griesinger Chair in Clarinet, at Cleveland Institute of Music,  has been the principal clarinet of The Cleveland Orchestra since 1976. First-prize winner in the International Music Competition in Munich in 1968, Mr. Cohen received a bachelor's degree from The Juilliard School of Music. He is a frequent soloist with The Cleveland Orchestra, appearing twice yearly; he has performed solo in Cleveland, Carnegie Hall, throughout the U.S., Europe and the Far East with conductors Christopher von Dohnányi, Vladimir Ashkenazy, Lorin Maazel, Jahja Ling, Yoel Levi, Leonard Slatkin, Christopher Eschenbach, Eduardo Mata, and Jesus Lopez-Cobos. Mr. Cohen's recordings on the London/Decca label include the Brahms Clarinet Trio, Op. 114 with pianist Vladimir Ashkenazy and cellist Stephen Geber, and the two Brahms sonatas, recorded with Mr. Ashkenazy. He also recorded the Debussy Rhapsody on the DGG label with The Cleveland Orchestra, Pierre Boulez conducting, a recording that won two Grammy Awards. Mr. Cohen has served on many international juries, including the 1998 Munich Competition. He was appointed to the CIM faculty in 1976. E-mail


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UTube Videos on Performances and Accolades      Mozart Clarinet Concerto at he FRANK Concert    ChamberFest Celebration with Frank Cohen        The Classical Life          Messiean Quartet for the End of Time  - Fidelio Podcast with VIP Marie Ross


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