"Impressive" with "exceptional facility" (Schenectady Daily Gazette), saxophonist Jonathan Hulting-Cohen performs worldwide at the intersection of many unexpected fields and genres.
Hulting-Cohen has performed concertos with the Philadelphia Classical Symphony, the Tulare County Symphony Orchestra, The Valley Winds and the Ann Arbor Concert Band, as well as the University of Michigan Symphony Orchestra, Symphony Band, Concert Band, and Chamber Choir. He has additionally given recitals at Colburn’s Thayer Hall, George Mason University, and at SaxOpen in Strasbourg, France. Winner of the University of Michigan Concerto Competition, finalist in the Astral Artists National Auditions, and second place in the North American Saxophone Alliance Quartet Competition, Jonathan was also invited to participate in a competitive performance residency at Carnegie Hall (Zankel), hosted by John Adams and David Robertson. Co-founder of the Admiral Launch Duo with harpist Jennifer R. Ellis, he has commissioned eight pieces for saxophone and harp, recorded an upcoming NAXOS release, toured the east and west coasts, performed at the inaugural Northwestern University New Music Conference, and held three residencies at the Avaloch Farm Music Institute. The duo will release their debut album in 2017. Jonathan also led an interdisciplinary performance project, Silence, combining dance, music, visual art, and performance technology, which culminated in a film premiered at the 17th World Saxophone Congress.
Jonathan also is co-founder of the sensational new-vaudeville saxophone sextet, The Moanin' Frogs. The group has performed their memorized and choreographed shows of classical, jazz, pop, and Americana pieces internationally, including a series of performances in France in 2015, and has partnered with Conn-Selmer, Inc., and D'Addario Woodwinds to bring high quality educational programming to students and young saxophonists wherever they go. Their first CD, “Evolution”, is scheduled for release in late 2016 on the Teal Creek Music Label.
Jonathan is Assistant Professor of Saxophone at University of Massachusetts Amherst. He has given master classes at Michigan State University, the University of Michigan, Youngstown State University, and Schenectady County Community College. He earned his bachelor's and master's degrees under Donald Sinta at University of Michigan, and completed additional studies at the Université Européenne de Saxophone in Gap, France; Fundación Ortega y Gasset in Toledo, Spain; and Swami Vivekananda Youth Movement in Mysore, India. Additional mentors include saxophonists Jonathan Kammer, Wendell Hobbs, and Ken Ulansey, and clarinetist, Dragan Petrovic-Chupinsky. Jonathan is a Conn-Selmer Artist and performs on Selmer (Paris) saxophones; he is also a D'Addario artist and endorses D'Addario Reserve reeds.
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