Cellist Robert Cohen is constantly on the go. Concerts, recitals and master classes take place around the world and often his schedule is booked out two years in advance. This is common for most touring classical musicians, and like most classical musicians, Cohen gets precious little time to rest.
In fact, our On That Note conversation this month occurs just as he's returned from a well-deserved holiday break that involved a lot of family time and very little cello time. Joining us from his home in London, Cohen says as much as he knows he needs a yearly break, actually taking one isn’t always easy: