New York Times

"An expressive spontaneity and communicative intensity that kept a listener consistently absorbed. All the easy agility, lyrical grace and dramatic perceptions of a superb bel canto soprano."

 

Boston Globe

"Through stunning mastery of his instrument, careful programming and a remarkable communicative stage presence, Jeffrey Cohan transformed a potentially pallid recital into a musical event of tremendous variety, warmth and subtlety."

 

Washington Post

"From piece to piece, Cohan's artistry was evident as he breathed life into his instrument, seeming to find no limit to its sonic possibilities, ways of articulating phrases and modes of expressing composers' personal styles...flutist Jeffrey Cohan captivated young and old."


Flutist Jeffrey Cohan, who the Boston Globe calls "The Flute Master", has performed in 25 countries throughout Europe, the United States, Australia, New Zealand, and for the USIA Arts America Program in the South Pacific, South America, Turkey and Portugal. First Prize winner of the Olga Koussevitzky Young Artist Competition in New York and recipient of grants from the Martha Baird Rockefeller Fund for Music and the French Government, he has received international acclaim both as a modern flutist and as one of the foremost specialists on transverse flutes from the renaissance through the early 19th century. The only musician to have been awarded both the highest prize in the Concours Musica Antiqua in Bruges, Belgium and in the Erwin Bodky Competition in Boston, two of the most prestigious prizes for performers of early music on period instruments, he has premiered new music by many American and European composers. Jeffrey Cohan directs the Cascade Early Music Festival, the Capitol Hill Chamber Music Festival and the Black Hawk Chamber Music Festival. The New York Times has heralded his ability to "play several superstar flutists one might name under the table".


"He seemed almost like a Pan from Greek myth who had come from the cold north for a 'soirée d'un faun' … The listener experienced the usual and the unusual in great perfection."   —Berner Tagblatt Bern, Switzerland

"Under his hands blooms and breathes all; each work becomes so precious that one feels almost like an intruder in this musical universe." 
—Holsteinischer Courier, Kiel

"Dynamic magic is immediately apparent in Cohan's artistry with the flute … as the music is played with stunning verve."   —Seattle Post-Intelligencer

"Brilliant and poetic account of Jacques Ibert's Flute Concerto."  
—Turkish Daily News Ankara, Turkey

"The Flute Master"
"With his amazing command of an unusually large dynamic range, a wonderfully burnished tone, attention to the most subtle rhythmic nuances and a terrific sense of humor Cohan was able to make these pieces extraordinarily engaging. I can't recall ever hearing such a wide range of expressiveness ..."   —Boston Globe

"What Jeffrey Cohan elicits from his baroque traverso ... borders on the miraculous."  —Darmstadter Echo Darmstadt, Germany

"From the first tone Jeffrey Cohan transported his listeners like a magician in the great, wonderful music world … He simply enraptured his audience with his great technique and wholly musical perceptions."  —Berner Zeitung Bern, Switzerland