Harriet Geraldine Cohen is a sought-after orchestra and chamber musician in the DC Metropolitan area.Born and raised in Bad Pyrmont, Germany she was the winner of many national competitions in both the solo and chamber music categories. She has given recitals in Germany, Switzerland, the UK, Japan, Israel, and the USA and has been broadcast on German public radio and TV. She freelances extensively and has played with the National Symphony Orchestra, the National Philharmonic Orchestra, Washington Concert Opera, Signature Theatre, Alexandria Symphony Orchestra, Cathedral Choral Society, the Washington Chorus, the Choral Arts Society, Creative Cauldron, and Fairfax Symphony Orchestra. Ms. Cohen has participated in frequent chamber music concerts all throughout the DC region and the East Coast and has performed with many groups such as the Main Street Chamber Players, the Takoma Ensemble, and Duo Boston. She is on the music faculty at the Northern Virginia Community College and runs a thriving private violin studio. Ms. Cohen holds a master’s degree in Violin Performance from the "Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst", Frankfurt, Germany, a Performer Diploma from Indiana University and completed postgraduate studies at the Rubin Academy, Jerusalem, Israel. Her teachers include Barbara Rau, Edith Peinemann, Franco Gulli and Hagai Shaham. She attended masterclasses with Ruggiero Ricci, Ulf Hoelscher, Janos Starker, and Yair Kless. Ms. Cohen plays an old mid 1700's Italian violin and a bow by contemporary American maker Donald M. Cohen.