Alla Elana Cohen is a distinguished composer, pianist, music theorist and teacher who came to the United States in 1989 from Russia. Graduating from the Moscow State Tchaikovsky Conservatory with the highest honors of distinction, Ms. Cohen lives in Boston, and is a professor at Berklee College of Music.


As a composer, Cohen works in all genres of orchestral, chamber, and operatic music, and has an extensive catalogue of original compositions. Alla Cohen’s music, often with the composer at the piano, is regularly performed and recorded with much success by internationally acclaimed performers, and with great reviews and previews from media sources such as the Boston Globe, Boston Herald,  Fanfare Magazine, Boston Phoenix, Boston Musical Intelligencer, and ArtFuse. Cohen was also interviewed and featured on WGBH TV, and appeared in a featured video on Radio programs about Alla Cohen’s music were broadcast on the radio station Orpheus on the Russia State Center of Radio and TV Programs in Moscow, and in the U.S. on the Russian-American Radio station United4:Good. Cohen’s pieces from the album Red Lilies of Bells, Golden Lilies of Bells, White Lilies of Bells were broadcast by many radio stations in the USA and abroad.


Cohen has released 8 albums of her compositions: Dedications; The Route of Compassion; The Road That Chooses Us; The Day of Atonement; Praise Him with Harp and Lyre, Praise Him with Strings and Flutes; Hoffmanniana; Red Lilies of Bells, Golden Lilies of Bells, White Lilies of Bells (released by PARMA Recordings, Ravello Label); and now Jupiter Duo.


Cohen has been recognized as a composer by ASCAP, being an annual recipient of ASCAPLUS Awards, and has received commissions from the Music Teachers National Association. In 2010, Cohen received the International Music Prize for Excellence in Composition from the National Academy of Music, in conjunction with the Municipal Conservatories of Neapolis and Sykies, Greece. Cohen’s opera buffa, The Cunning Housekeeper, won the Director’s Choice Awardd at International Composers’ Competition, organized by Boston Metro Opera in 2014.






Ravello Records is the contemporary classical label imprint of audio production house PARMA Recordings. Dedicated to highlighting forward thinking composers and musicians from around the world, the New England-based label's eclectic catalog offers listeners a cross-section of today's up-and-coming innovators in orchestral, chamber, and experimental music.

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