Brazilian-born pianist Arnaldo Cohen came to prominence after winning First Prize at the 1972 Busoni International Piano Competition and making his debut at the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam. Since then, he has been in demand internationally, appearing with such major orchestras as the Philadelphia, Philharmonia, and Cleveland Orchestras; Chicago Symphony; and Los Angeles and London Philharmonics. Recitals have taken him to important music centers around the world. Also dedicated to chamber music, he was a member of the acclaimed Amadeus Trio and has performed with many string quartets.
His recent recordings include the Liszt and Rachmaninov piano concertos with the Sao Paulo State Symphony Orchestra, an all-Liszt solo disc, and his pioneering CD Three Centuries of Brazilian Music.
He currently holds a full professorship at the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University, having previously taught at the Royal Academy of Music. In October 2013, Mr. Cohen was appointed artistic director for the Portland International Piano Series.