Martin Cohen

Martin L. Cohen

Martin L. Cohen was born in Sydney, Australia, and is the proud and loving uncle of three adorable children and the father to his fur baby, the very handsome but cheeky Pomeranian pooch, Tinsel.

Having spent many years in dull and boring office jobs, Martin decided to follow his dreams and become more creative and now spends his time painting, acting, playing music, writing, and, of course, taking Tinsel for lots of walks.

Martin attended the Conservatorium of Music High School and upon completion of his HSC he spent a year at Sydney University before returning to the Sydney Conservatorium to complete his Bachelor of Music degree.

After spending a year studying and living in the UK, Martin returned to accept full time and freelance positions in arts administration for ensembles such as the Australian Chamber Orchestra and the Sydney Symphony Orchestra.

While working in arts administration, Martin continued to perform as both a flutist and pianist,  and recorded a number of radio recitals and programs including the complete Haydn Piano Sonatas and also the complete Flute Sonatas of J.S. Bach.

Martin transitioned his career into media, working at FOXTEL and later as the National Airtime Manager for Southern Cross Austereo and then National Trading Manager with the Australian Radio Network.

In 2019 Martin retired from corporate life to shift his focus towards his lifelong passion for creative outlets. He now focuses his time on abstract painting, children’s book writing, and acting having studied at Screenwise Australia, NIDA, Improv Theatre Sydney, and AMAW and has started working in front of the camera on innumerable productions including several TV series, short films, feature films and theatre.  

Martin is the Principal Flutist and longest serving President of the Woollahra Philharmonic Orchestra. In 2019 he was acknowledged with a citizen award for his contribution to arts and culture by the Woollahra Council.

Oh! What A Pickle! by Martin Cohen