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French Horn Artist Steven Cohen to Perform at Hendrix Oct. 29

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CONWAY, Ark. (September 26, 2019) — The Hendrix Department of Music, the University of Central Arkansas Department of Music, and the International Horn Society present Steven Cohen, French horn artist, on Tuesday, October 29, at 7:30 p.m. in Reves Recital Hall, Trieschmann Fine Arts Building. The performance is free and open to the public.

The program will include music by Bozza, Beethoven, Messaien, Naigus, and more. Terrie Shires will provide piano accompaniment.

Cohen has been heard internationally as an orchestral, Broadway, and chamber musician. A freelance horn player based in New York, he is in demand as a recital soloist, and has been a featured and special guest artist at numerous horn workshops and events throughout the world. In February 2019, Cohen was featured on WQXR’s Young Artists Showcase, presenting an internationally broadcast recital. That appearance marked the first horn recital presented on the program since the 1990s. Cohen was a Special Guest Artist at the 51st International Horn Symposium, as well as a Contributing Artist at the 45th, 48th and 50th symposia. From 2010-2012, he was Principal Horn with The New 25th Anniversary Production of Les Misérables

A proponent for the creation of new music, Cohen has commissioned and premiered over 25 works for horn from a distinguished collective of composers. His debut album, Cruise Control, features the world premieres of five major works for horn, and has been heralded as “a musical and technical tour de force.” In addition, Cohen oversees the NU CORNO ensemble, an ongoing project dedicated to the commissioning and performance of new works for horn ensemble. The group has been featured at four International Horn Symposia and introduced over 15 works into the horn ensemble repertoire.

Cohen’s love of the horn far extends just being a performer and has presented lectures at the national and international level. His presentations, “From ON stage to UNDER it: Transforming from an Orchestral to Pit Hornist,” and “J.S. Bach: An Exploration of Teaching and Performance Practice,” have made him a popular speaker at numerous International Horn Symposia, national workshops, and universities worldwide. In addition to his presentations, Cohen is sought after as a clinician, presenting master classes at universities throughout the United States. To learn more, visit

About Hendrix College

A private liberal arts college in Conway, Arkansas, Hendrix College consistently earns recognition as one of the country’s leading liberal arts institutions, and is featured in Colleges That Change Lives: 40 Schools That Will Change the Way You Think About Colleges. Its academic quality and rigor, innovation, and value have established Hendrix as a fixture in numerous college guides, lists, and rankings. Founded in 1876, Hendrix has been affiliated with the United Methodist Church since 1884. To learn more, visit