The Harrison-Frank Family Foundation

Leora Cohen

British-American violinist, Leora Cohen, enjoys a diverse career performing as a recitalist, soloist and ensemble musician around the world. She holds a double first-class degree from the University of Cambridge and two postgraduate Diplomas from the Royal College of Music. Leora is regarded as a prominent concertmaster of her generation; she is an ex-leader of the NYO, RCM Symphony Orchestra and Cambridge University Orchestra. Having led concerts in major concert halls globally, and concert series such as the BBC Proms, she now plays alongside professional orchestras but has recently gravitated towards solo work. During her studies at the RCM she toured internationally with the LGT Young Soloists, and was chosen as soloist to perform to Liechtenstein Royalty, open the 2022 Heidelberg Festival, and participate with the RCMSO in a public masterclass with Maxim Vengerov. Currently, Leora appears as a regular soloist with the Piccadilly Sinfonietta and the Albion Chamber Orchestra and performs recitals across the UK, USA and Germany.
Leora plays a Vincenzo Panormo violin on loan from the Harrison-Frank Family Foundation and is grateful for the support she has received from the University of Cambridge, the Royal College of Music, Talent Unlimited, Help Musicians, the Countess of Munster Musical Trust, the Yorke Trust, the Craxton Memorial trust, the Stephen Bell Trust, the Honourable Society of Knights of the Round Table and the MCSC/H.S. Barlow Charitable Trust.