“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

February 29, 2024

Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center

Trinity Episcopal Church
Vero Beach, FL

Program includes:
Franz Schubert Trio in B-flat major or Violin, Viola, and Cello, D. 581
Erno Dohnányi Quintet No. 1 in C minor for Piano, Two Violins, Viola, and Cello, Op. 1

Wu Qian, Piano
Julian Rhee, Violin
Alexander Sitkovetsky, Violin
Matthew Lipman, Viola
Jonathan Swensen, cello

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April 7, 2024

Weis Center for the Performing Arts

Bucknell University
Lewisburg, PA

Jonathan Swensen, cello
Adam Golka, piano

J.S. BACH: Sonata for Viola da Gamba and Harpsichord in G minor, BWV 1029
MENDELSSOHN: Cello Sonata no.2 in D major, op.58
CHAUSSON: Piece, op.39
FRANCK: Cello Sonata in A major

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April 14, 2024

Hayden's Ferry Chamber Music Series

Tempe Center for the Arts
Tempe, AZ

Lun Li, violin
Jonathan Swensen, cello
Albert Cano Smith, piano

Program to be announced

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