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 has performed across Australia with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra Sinfonia, the Australian Youth Orchestra, Momentum Ensemble, Bach Akademie Australia, the Australian Romantic and Classical Orchestra, Genesis Baroque, and many others. 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. In 2020, Meg was fortunate to tour with the Australian Chamber Orchestra and ANAM, release a Corelli CD with Genesis Baroque through ABC Classics, and sneak in a few performances across NSW and the ACT.

Meg is a passionate chamber musician, and was a member of the Sydney-based Geist String Quartet (2015-2019). The Quartet performed across Australia at the Musica Viva, Bangalow and Bowral Autumn Music festivals, the Australian Festival of Chamber Music, and many more. Internationally, the Quartet attended 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 were the proud recipients of the Westheimer and Southern Cross Soloists Quartet Fellowships, and the Ernest V. Llewellyn Memorial Fund and Mary Vallentine awards.


Musician Beneficiary Support generously provided by the Anthony and Sharon Lee Foundation

Photo by Pia Johnson

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