Charles Cozens is a true Renaissance Man of the Canadian music business. Highly acclaimed as an arranger, composer and orchestrator for major Canadian artists, ensembles and orchestras, he is also an accomplished orchestral and theatrical conductor, pianist, accordionist, and CD producer.
He is best known for his compelling symphony shows, featuring his arrangements for full orchestra, performed by artists that include Sir Elton John, Randy Bachman, The Nylons, Mark Masri and more.
With over 100 CDs to his credit as composer, arranger, performer, conductor and producer, he has been recognized by the International Conductors Guild as a leading expert on orchestral conducting in the recording environment.
In 2013, Maestro Cozens was the first Canadian invited to Cuba to conduct. Following his successful debut with the Orquestra de Villa Clara, he continues to conduct the orchestra on an annual basis.
Maestro Cozens' latest project is the creation of The Burlington New Millennium Orchestra (BNMO) and the recording of 16 CDs of Mozart for the Mozart Effect brand, to be released in 2017.
BNMO is a professional world-class symphony orchestra specializing in contemporary music. It will utilize not only traditional instrumentation, but advanced midi sampling technology and exotic-ethno instrumentation. BNMO advances and redefines the traditional symphony orchestra and is a look to the future.