“An exciting young talent emerges. I would gladly buy a ticket to see Swensen on the strength of this appealing calling card."

– The Strad

Rising star of the cello Jonathan Swensen is the recipient of the 2022 Avery Fisher Career Grant and was recently featured as both Musical America’s ‘New Artist of the Month’ and ‘One to Watch’ in Gramophone Magazine. Jonathan first fell in love with the cello upon hearing the Elgar Concerto at the age of six, and ultimately made his concerto debut performing that very piece with Portugal’s Orquestra Sinfónica do Porto Casa da Música.

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May 11, 2023

Chosen from 168 candidates Jonathan Swensen joins The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center’s Bowers Program

As a Bowers Program artist for the next three seasons, he will be involved in every aspect of CMS’s activities.

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Upcoming Schedule

July 27

Dance Macabre

Jonathan will be playing Schubert "Death and the Maiden" in this program at La Jolla with Andrew Wan, Tessa Lark and Teng Li
La Jolla
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July 28th

Passions and Storms

Jonathan will be playing Janacek string quartet no. 1 "Kreutzer Sonata" with Alexi Kenney, Tessa Lark and Teng Li, and Beethovens Kreutzer Sonata arranged for String Quintet with Tessa Lark, Andrew Wan, Teng Li and Jay Campbell
La Jolla
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August 2nd

Baroque Fantasia at La Jolla Summerfest

La Jolla
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