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Biography 

Lorraine S. Cohen graduated from The Curtis Institute of Music in 1976. She played trumpet with the Philadelphia Orchestra under Eugene Ormandy from 1973 to 1977. From 1977 to 1979, Ms. Cohen was the principal trumpet of The Hong Kong Philharmonic. From 1979 to 1980, she was the principal trumpet of the Israel Philharmonic under Maestro Zubin Mehta. Moving to New York in 1980 proved to be the right move. She is an original member of the Westchester Philharmonic trumpet section, has played over fifty Broadway shows, and is the principal trumpet of The Queens Symphony Orchestra and the Bronx Arts Ensemble. Ms. Cohen has played with the American Ballet Theater Orchestra, the American Symphony, is the founder and leader of the New York Brass Trio, and has played trumpet with virtually every orchestra in the tri-state area. She has won a position in the Radio City Christmas Spectacular Orchestra. Most recently, Lorraine was inducted into the Arts Hall of Fame in Springfield Delaware County, Pa. on May 24, 2012.

Lorraine is the proud mother of her son, Adam, who is finishing his degree in Culinary Arts at Johnson and Wales University.