Every year, Artistic Director Miles Cohen plans, books, oversees, presents, and evaluates a richly-varied season of more than 110 performances and educational events involving leading international chamber music ensembles and recitalists.
Under Miles’ leadership, PCMS has sustained and evolved its role as our nation’s largest presenter of chamber music and recital artists, and as an institution that plays a vital role in the cultural life of the Philadelphia region. He assumed the title of Artistic Director after working closely with PCMS founder, Anthony Checchia, and other staff members for more than ten years.
In addition to his role at PCMS, Miles works closely with Artistic Directors Mitsuko Uchida and Jonathan Biss and their colleague senior artists as Artistic Administrator of the world-renowned Marlboro Music School and Festival. At this legendary chamber music center, Miles oversees the administration of Marlboro’s roster of participating artists, and its annual rehearsal and performance scheduling. He works closely with eminent musicians including Leon Fleisher, Samuel Rhodes, Kim Kashkashian, Marcy Rosen, Peter Wiley and others, while nurturing relationships also with resident composers and new generations of emerging musical leaders.
An active member of the cultural community, Miles has served on the board of the Musical Fund Society of Philadelphia and on the Advisory Panel for the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts. Miles earned his B.A. in Music from the University of Pennsylvania. While he was raised in New York and worked previously at Lincoln Center, his family has strong roots also in Philadelphia. He lives on Rittenhouse Square in Center City.