ChamberFest Cleveland

Frank Cohen, Cleveland Orchestra's principal clarinet, holding his clarinet

ChamberFest Cleveland is performing Thursday, February 7, 2019 7:30 p.m.


Johann Sebastian Bach - Inventions arr. for violin and cello

Invention no. 1 in C major BWV 772

Invention no. 6 in E major BWV 777

Invention no. 9 in F minor BWV 780

Invention no. 14 in B-flat major BMV 785

Claire Bourg, violin

Oliver Herbert, cello


Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Quintet in A major for Clarinet and Strings, K. 581

Claire Bourg, violin 1

Alina Ming Kobialka, violin 2

Grace Takeda, viola

Oliver Herbert, cello

Franklin Cohen, clarinet




Johannes Brahms - Clarinet Quintet in B minor, op. 115

Alina Ming Kobialka, violin 1

Claire Bourg, violin 2

Grace Takeda, violin 3

Oliver Herbert, cello

Franklin Cohen, clarinet

Ensemble Info

ChamberFest is delighted to have been chosen to perform on the Silver Hall Concert Series. This special concert will take place on Thursday, February 7, 2019 at 7:30pm at the stunning Maltz Performing Arts Center at the Temple Tifereth Israel. 

Showcasing ChamberFest's Founder and Artistic Director Franklin Cohen, the program will feature the two greatest masterpieces for clarinet and string quartet!  Cohen will be joined by up-and-coming, award-winning cellist and ChamberFest fan-favorite, Oliver Herbert, along with Curtis Institute of Music's violinists Claire Bourg and Alina Kolbialka, and violist Grace Takeda. 

The Mozart Clarinet Quintet and the Brahms Clarinet Quintet will anchor this not-to-be-missed performance!



To nurture a deep family-like connection between musicians and audiences of all ages.

Spotlight Artist

Franklin Cohen has distinguished himself as one of the most outstanding clarinetists of his generation. His playing has been described as “hypnotic, impeccable, brilliant…with a vocal quality that would be the envy of any singer.” Cohen first gained international recognition and acclaim as the first clarinetist awarded First Prize at the 1968 (ARD) Munich International Music Competition. Since then, Mr. Cohen has enjoyed an illustrious career as soloist, recitalist, recording and chamber artist, pedagogue and celebrated orchestral principal. In 2012, Cohen co-founded ChamberFest Cleveland with his daughter Diana Cohen, concertmaster of The Calgary Philharmonic. The vibrant summer chamber music festival is approaching it's eighth season and received high accolades from critics and audience members alike.