MusiciansMeg Cohen

Meg is a Sydney-born violinist based in Melbourne. Meg holds a Masters in Performance from the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, where she studied with Associate Professor Goetz Richter. Alongside her studies, she is the founder and director of the Sydney Baroque Music Festival, created in 2013.

At home on both modern and baroque violin, Meg performs with many ensembles including the Sydney Symphony Orchestra Sinfonia, the Australian Youth Orchestra, Momentum Ensemble, Bach Akademie Australia, the Australian Romantic and Classical Orchestra, and Genesis Baroque. Musical highlights for 2019 included leading the ANAM Orchestra for Bach’s B Minor Mass, curating a performance at the National Gallery of Victoria, performing at the Four Winds and Metropolis New Music festivals, and returning to Germany for a second project with the Mahler Chamber Orchestra Academy.

Meg is a passionate chamber musician, and member of the Sydney-based Geist String Quartet formed in 2015. The Quartet has performed across Australia at the Musica Viva, Bangalow and Bowral Autumn Music festivals, the Australian Festival of Chamber Music, Opus Now, and in Melbourne, Hobart, Sydney, Kendall, and the Southern Highlands. The Quartet has travelled internationally to attend academies and masterclasses in the US, Canada, Germany, Spain, Italy, and France with Eberhard Feltz, Mathieu Herzog, Stefan Metz, and the Kuss, Elias, St Lawrence and Fine Arts quartets. Geist Quartet are the proud recipients of the Westheimer and Southern Cross Soloists Quartet Fellowships, and the Ernest V. Llewellyn Memorial Fund and Mary Vallentine awards.


Photo by Pia Johnson

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