Why hire David Cohen?
David Cohen can create a uniquely intimate atmosphere with classical music from around the world on original instruments to add the perfect touch to your event.
His repotoire consists of music on the classical & flamenco guitar, 12-string guitar, Chinese pipa, Turkish oud, and highland bagpipes.
David's unique talents have been featured in The Montgomery County Ticket, Asbury Park Press, Ocean Grove Times, The Ocean Grove Record, and has been a guest on Puerto Rican Panorama WPVI T.V. Philadelphia, and Crossover w/ Jill Pasternak WRTI 90.1 Philadelphia. David and has also written for Philadelphia's classical music magazine, Philadelphia Music Makers.
David Cohen is a multi-instrumentalist who performs on the classical & flamenco guitar, oud, Chinese pipa and highland bagpipes. David was born in Philadelphia in 1961. His study of the guitar started after hearing the music of Joan Armatrading in 1976 and a friend likening her guitar playing to that of a classical guitarist. In 1977 David attended a concert by Philadelphia Guitarist Linda Cohen(no relation) It widened his eyes and ears and the quest has never ended.
Over the years David has gone on to study the Chinese Pipa with Master Sun Li at the Manhattan based organization, Music From China, the highland bagpipes with the Pipes & Drums of the Jersey Shore Shillelagh's of which he is now a member of the marching band and the Oud with Dincer Dalkilic of Swarthmore Pennsylvania. David has studied with Linda Cohen and continues studying the guitar with Carlos Rubio, and his first teacher Phillip Romeo both in Philadelphia.
David's teaching studio is located in Ocean Grove New Jersey and serves on the Board of Directors for the Ocean Grove Area Chamber of Commerce. In 2003 David started the Ocean Grove Foodbank Benefit Concert that is held the last Saturday in January with all proceeds going directly to the Monmouth/Ocean County Food Bank. The concert is held in the Ocean Grove Youth Temple that seats 600 people.
Realizing the need for more promotion of the classical music in the Philadelphia area, David initiated the web site: philadelphiaclassicalmusic.com in 2005. The site contains interviews, features, news and a calendar of the local classical music scene. The site is opened to all classical musicians and organizations in the Philadelphia area.
David has been featured in the Montgomery County Ticket, Asbury Park Press, Ocean Grove Times, The Ocean Grove Record, Puerto Rican Panorama WPVI T.V. Philadelphia, Crossover w/ Jill Pasternak WRTI 90.1 Philadelphia and has also written for Philadelphia Music Makers Magazine.
classical & flamenco guitar:
Past Booked Dates:
01-26-2008 — Ocean Grove Food Bank Benefit
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