Cohen, Arnaldo, Brazilian pianist; b. Rio de Janeiro, April 22, 1948. He received training in piano and violin at the Federal Univ. of Rio de Janeiro. In 1970 he took first prize in the Beethoven Competition, and then in the Busoni Competition in 1972. After making his London debut at the Royal Festival Hall in 1977, he appeared in various venues in the British capitol and also on the Continent. From 1988 to 1992 he played in the Amadeus Piano Trio. He made his U.S. debut as a soloist with the Lexington (Ky.) Phil, on Sept. 15, 1995. His N.Y. recital debut followed on Feb. 9, 1997, at the Frick Collection. Cohen displays a fine talent for the Romantic repertoire.
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