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Gilad Cohen

Ridgewood, NJ   

Gilad Cohen is an active composer, performer and theorist in various genres including concert music, rock and music for theatre.  Recent and upcoming engagements include commissions from Barlow Endowment for the Arts, Concert Artists Guild and Parlance Chamber Concerts; performances by Lysander Piano Trio (Itamar Zorman, Liza Stepanova and Michael Katz), Israeli Chamber Project, Tre Voci (Kim Kashkashian, Marina Piccinini and Sivan Magen), violist Paul Neubauer, pianist Spencer Myer and violinist David Bowlin, and principal players of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and the Budapest Festival Orchestra; and releases on Albany Records, Naxos/Delos and Parma Recordings.  Notable awards include the 2016 Barlow Prize, the Israeli Prime Minister Award for Composers and top prizes in international competitions in the US, Europe, Asia and the Middle-East.  Gilad performs regularly with various ensembles around the US, playing piano, bass and guitar.  An Assistant Professor of Music at Ramapo College of New Jersey, Gilad holds a Ph.D. in composition from Princeton University.  His research about structure in the music of Pink Floyd has resulted in publications on academic journals, lectures in the US and Israel, and the first-ever academic conference devoted to the band that Gilad produced in 2014 at Princeton University together with composer Dave Molk.  www.giladcohen.com

Trio for a Spry Clarinet, Weeping Cello and Ruminating Harp

Troy Herion’s video of a performance by the Israeli Chamber Project, who commissioned the piece in 2010. The piece has been performed by ensembles around the US, Europe and Israel including principal players of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, the Budapest Festival Orchestra and Sinfonieorchester Münster. In 2013 the piece won the International Composition Competition of the American Harp Society in Dallas.

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Healthy Start (Book and lyrics: Laura Marks; Music: Gilad Cohen)

Based on the short story “Healthy Start” by Etgar Keret.

“Healthy Start” follows Myron, a socially awkward, middle-aged man struggling to recover from the breakup of his marriage. When a businessman mistakes him for a colleague, Myron discovers how easy and liberating it is to pretend to be someone else. But will his duplicity have dangerous consequences? And will he ever learn how to be himself?

Recorded live at Taplin Hall, Princeton University.

© 2012 All rights reserved to the authors.

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Three Goat Blues

The World Premiere performance of Three Goat Blues, performed by Apollo Chamber Players who commissioned the piece in 2015.

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