Born in Israel. Liat Cohen is the first classical guitarist to be awarded the prize named after Nadia & Lili Boulanger by the national French foundation.
Liat Cohen won the First Prize from the Conservatoire de la Ville de Paris, First Prize at the Schola Cantorum of Paris and her Concert diploma from the Ecole Normale de Musique de Paris Alfred Cortot. All three establishments award her First Prize unanimously with honorable mention from the jury. Liat Cohen played on all five continents and collaborated with the greatest conductors: Jacques Mercier, Frédéric Chaslin, Jan Talich, Uri Segal, José-Miguel Perrez Sierra, Robert Tuohy and orchestras among which the Jerusalem Symphonic Orchestra, Israel’s Chamber Orchestra, the Lorraine National Orchestra, the Orchestra of Berne, The Melbourne Symphonic Orchestra, the Haifa Symphonic Orchestra, the Symphonic Orchestra of Istanbul, the Talich Chamber Orchestra, Prazak Quartet. She records for Warner Erato Classics. On 2014 her album is Best selling in all categories. She plays with Natalie Dessay, Rolando Villazon, Charles Castronovo. Mezzo dedicate recordings of three concerts in Prague. Her first album win “CD of the Year” by Classical Guitar Alive & The national radio Texas.
Liat played on the greatest stages: 17 opera houses of France, Rudolfinum in Prague, Radio-France, the Théâtre du Châtelet, the Brussels Palais des Beaux-Arts, La Seine Musicale, Théâtre des Champs-Elysées, the Círculo de Bellas Artes in Madrid, The National Theater of Costa Rica, the Opera of Montpellier, the Skirball Cultural Center of Los Angeles, the Theater of Jerusalem, the Théâtre des Bouffes du Nord in Paris… and took part in a great number of international festivals: Gstaad, Montpellier, at the Festival of Israel, at the Buenos Aires “Guitarras del Mundo “