Elizabeth Anne Cohen
World Classical Music Awards 2022 S3 Grand Prize Winner
Elizabeth Cohen, an Albany New York native, began her musical career at age 9 as part of Celine Dion's children's chorus for the Let's Talk About Love tour. Elizabeth began formal training at 15 when she auditioned and was selected for the Juilliard School's Pre-College program on a dare from her Mom. Elizabeth’s recent operatic roles include: La Traviata (Violetta), Cosi fan tutte (Fiordiligi), the title role in Suor Angelica, (Countess) Le Nozze di Figaro, (Donna Anna) Don Giovanni, (Antonia) Les Contes d’Hoffmann, and (Magda) La Rondine. Elizabeth’s concert experience ranges from soprano soloist in traditional classical masses such as Shubert Mass in E-flat and Beethoven’s mass in C major, to new music and even a world premiere performed alongside the renowned Dawn Upshaw. Elizabeth has always had a great love for art song and worked on several occasions with the late Dalton Baldwin. As a passion project, Elizabeth performed the complete Clairières dans le ciel by Lili Boulanger with Javier Arrebola. In 2020 Elizabeth sang in association with the Albany Symphony in their Clara Schumann festival and birthday celebration. Most recently Elizabeth was the Grand Prize Winner in the World Classical Music Awards. This past spring Elizabeth was a finalist in the Music International Grand prix after winning 2nd place in her NYC semifinal. In February Elizabeth made her Carnegie Hall debut after being the silver medal winner in the Forte International Music Competition. Elizabeth was previously awarded 4th place in the London Classical Music Competition; 2nd place in the North international Music Competition and was the first winner of the Raphael Bundage Award in the National Orpheus Competition. Elizabeth holds two Bachelor’s degrees from Oberlin College and Conservatory of Music and a Master’s degree from Bard College’s Vocal Arts Program.