Ralph Kohn studied in Rome with Maestro Manlio Marcantoni and thereafter worked with Charles Wadsworth in New York. Vocal training was continued in London with Helen Isepp, Otakar Kraus and Derek Hammond-Stroud.
Ralph Kohn has given numerous recitals and performances with orchestra in the UK and abroad, including concerts in London at the Wigmore Hall, Purcell Room, St John’s Smith Square, Queen Elizabeth Hall and the Royal Albert Hall. For radio, he has recorded songs and cycles by Schubert, Beethoven, Schumann, Mahler, Duparc, Vaughan Williams and Kilpinen. He has been accompanied by – amongst others – Martin Isepp, Peter Gellhorn, Geoffrey Parsons, Sir Charles Groves and Paul Hamburger.
London appearances include performances of Bach Cantatas and the Fauré Requiem at the Queen Elizabeth hall and St John’s, Smith Square. Amongst his recordings are a Beethoven lieder recital, accompanied by Roger Vignoles, Italian baroques arias and Bach cantatas with the English Chamber Orchestra and a most recent recording included the world première of lieder by Robert Kahn, together with song cycles by Brahms and Mahler. He has also recorded Schubert’s Winterreise, Schwanengesang and Die Schöne Müllerin, Schumann’s Dichterliebe, Beethoven song cycles and songs by Ravel, all accompanied by Graham Johnson.
He is Chairman of The Wigmore Hall International Song Competition and was Committee Chairman of Sir John Eliot Gardiner’s Bach Cantata Pilgrimage. He is on the Board of Curators of the Bach-archiv in Leipzig, honorary Trustee of the Monteverdi Choir and Orchestra, founding member of the Jewish Music Institute and Trustee of the Rudolf Kempe Society.
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