Zachary Cohen, a native of the Bronx, won the position of Principal Bass of the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra in his senior year at The Juilliard School at the age of 22. Cohen received his Bachelor of Music from The Juilliard School, where he studied with legendary bassist Homer Mensch.
During his summers, Cohen has performed at the Marlboro Music Festival, Grand Teton Music Festival and The Dresden Musikfestspiele. As an active chamber musician, Cohen has collaborated with a wide range of artists such as Itzhak Perlman, Richard Goode, Mitsuko Uchida, Midori, Mark O'Connor and members of the Guarneri and Mendelssohn quartets. He has also worked closely with some of today's most respected composers such as Henri Dutilleux, Osvaldo Golijov and Mario Davidovsky.
While attending The Juilliard School, Cohen became a member of the chamber group The Knights. He has recently recorded two albums with them on Sony Classical.