Robert Cohen is an inspirational teacher and lecturer and has given masterclasses at conservatoires, music courses and festivals throughout the world. His passionate views on the art of learning, performing and communicating music have been widely published. He has mentored a new generation of talented cellists who hold positions as soloists, chamber musicians and principal orchestral cellists. Robert Cohen has been a professor at the Royal Academy of Music, London since 2010. 

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Royal Academy of Music

Since 2010, Robert has been professor of cello at the Royal Academy of Music. Each year, he takes a small class of cellists who show exceptional talent at both Bachelor and Masters levels. To find out more about studying with Professor Cohen at the Royal Academy, please contact Head of Strings, Professor Jo Cole, For further information about studying at RAM and the application process, please follow the link below.

Teaching at the Academy


Robert’s lecture series provides a fundamental basis of how to approach all aspects of the musician’s life, from entering the practice room to performing on the concert stage. It is a consistent and systematic approach to the whole identity of being a musician.  

Robert has been invited to lecture at the Royal Academy of Music London, University of Cambridge, American String Teachers Association Washington DC and at music festivals in Canada, China, Finland, Poland, Sweden, Slovakia and the USA.  

Masterclass with


Robert Cohen has given masterclasses to cellists and chamber musicians all over the world. Most recently he has mentored at Aldeburgh Music, Royal Academy of Music, Academy of Performing Arts Bratislava, Washington DC, Qingdau China, Orford Music Canada, Accademia Perosi Italy, Tampere Chamber Music Festival Finland, Purcell School London, Chetham's School of Music Manchester, Lake District Summer Music England and at at the University of Cambridge England.   


There are various opportunities to take part in masterclasses or lectures this year, including three courses this summer. Take a look in the diary for more!