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Lynne Cohen

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Lynne Cohen

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Oboist Lynne Cohen plays both Oboe and English Horn at Les Miserables, her 10th Broadway show as a regular player. She has subbed on myriad others and has done a great deal of Summer Theater and is an active Tri-State area freelancer. Among her contracted orchestra affiliations are Principal Oboe of the Riverside Sinfonia in Lambertville and a section member of the Bethlehem Bach Orchestra. Lynne enjoyed a four year residency in Europe where she played in the Chamber Orchestra of Geneva and the Hofer Sinfoniker in Germany. Ms. Cohen maintains a busy teaching studio in her home in Chatham, NJ, where she resides with her husband, Constantine Kitsopoulos, a conductor and music director. They have two children, Yahn and Antonia. Lynne’s most recent passion is learning to play the bagpipes. Lynne was educated at Juilliard Pre-College and Boston University and studied with Lois Wann and John Holmes. Before coming to NY in 1993, Ms. Cohen served as Principal Oboe of the Palm Beach Symphony, Opera and Ballet and Second Oboe and English Horn in the Philharmonic of Florida and the Greater Miami Opera. During that time she taught at Florida International University and New World School for the Arts. Ms. Cohen is on the faculty of Kean University, where her duties have included teaching Theory I and II, Fundamentals of Music, Woodwind Methods, Pedagogy, Music Survey and Oboe.

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