Brazilian-born pianist Arnaldo Cohen has a reputation for displaying musical authority and blistering virtuosity in his performances. 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. He has performed with the Cleveland Orchestra, Philadelphia Orchestra, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Philharmonia Orchestra, the London Philharmonic and many others. He is the Artistic Director for the Portland International Piano Series, a professor of piano at the Royal Academy of Music in London and a professor at the Jacobs School of Music at the University of Indiana. This is his SMF debut.
Bach-Busoni Partita No. 2 in D minor, BWV 1004: Chaconne
Brahms Variations and Fugue on a Theme by Handel, Opus 24
Chopin Scherzo No. 1 in B minor, Opus 20
Chopin Scherzo No. 2 in B-flat minor, Opus 31
Chopin Scherzo No. 3 in C-sharp minor, Opus 39
Chopin Scherzo No. 4 in E Major, Opus 54