Liat Cohen - Press


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"Pour l’entrée de la guitare dans la programmation, il était important de choisir un joyau mondial", résume Cyril Guillotin. La perle rare porte un nom : la prodige Liat Cohen qui sera ce jour-là l’interprète privilégiée de la musique classique latine.

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Les accords des dialogues et d’échanges initiés par Liat sont comme ceux qu’elle exécute sur sa guitare. Arpégé avec autant d’enthousiasme que de finesse. Plaqués avec autant de maitrise que d’élan du cœur. En un amour de la musique qui transcende les frontières et sublime le temps.

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« Le son (et la technique…) de Liat Cohen a littéralement enchanté le public.
Liat Cohen a offert en bis aux spectateurs un tango, qui a provoqué un tonnerre d’applaudissements. »

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« Le concert aura été un succès populaire. La guitariste mondialement connue Liat Cohen, s’est surpassée de sensualité et virtualité dans un programme allant de Bach à Roland Dyens. »


LexnewsOrchestre de Paris Sciences et Lettres (PSL), Moati Cohen, Invalides - Jean-Paul Bottemanne - 31 May 2022

The Orchestre de Paris Sciences et Lettres conducted by Johan Farjot and the two soloists, Elsa Moati on violin and Liat Cohen on guitar, delighted a large audience in the Saint-Louis des Invalides cathedral with Camille Saint-Saëns, Ernest Bloch and Joachim Rodrigo and his famous Aranjuez concerto.
They began with Saint-Saëns and his Bacchanale, act 3, scene 3 of the opera Samson et Dalila, a lively and melodious number, offering beautiful instrumental colours, capable of highlighting the PSL orchestra, the vast majority of which is made up of students and staff from several Parisian universities and higher education establishments, proof of its ability to tackle a demanding repertoire with talent and mastery. Here, each line, each section of the orchestra was deployed to achieve the expected dramatic intensity.
Bloch's Trois Images de la Vie Hassidiques gave pride of place to Elsa Moati, a prolific young violinist, renowned and generous in her musical exploration. Gripping and inspired, exuding a vital breath or finally exulting, all the noble richness imagined by Bloch imposed itself with sincerity, suppleness or even gravity under the singing, vibrant and unifying bow of Moati's violin, skilfully supported by Farjot's baton. It was with the same talent and virtuosity that the violinist expressed herself in the Rondo Cariccioso, opus 28 by Saint-Saëns. Here, elegance and grace competed in this nostalgic serenade.
Finally, Liat Cohen and the guitar masterpiece Concerto D'Aranjuez, a composer's nuptial gift to his young wife, with its powerful and intoxicating themes. A demanding score that Cohen has taken on with majesty and brilliance, rendering all the poetic intensity of this unheard-of musical journey with superb skill. This is a masterful achievement by an artist who has been known since her teenage years for the sensuality and delicacy of her playing, with its strong tone. The dialogue between her guitar and the orchestra was lively and calm, skilfully contrasted and complementary.
A beautiful evening for a programme rich in emotion.

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La depeche frGramat. Musicales du Causse : un beau final pour le 25e anniversaire
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To close their 2021 season, the Musicales du Causse went a little off the beaten track, rather oriented towards classical music. On Sunday 14th November, they offered a large audience some sunny moments with the guitar of Liat Cohen and the voice of tenor Alvaro Zambrano. The songs smelled of the south and the Mediterranean, such as Joaquin Rodrigo's 'Coplas del pastor', Francisco Tarrega's 'Recuerdos de l'Alhambra' and the popular songs of Manuel de Falla. So much so that the audience would have liked to hear others. "Tonight, thanks to the Musicales du causse de Gramat, we were once again on the verge of the angels. Liat Cohen, in addition to her beauty and her immense talent, graces us with a luminous smile. Thank you for this beautiful complicity and the communicative happiness of the two artists".