“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.

Latest News

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

May 31st
June 1st

Festival in The Black Diamond

Musikfestdage in the Black Diamond
Copenhagen, Denmark

Jonathan will be playing with Gustav Piekut, Tessa Lark, Michael Germer, Nicholas Swensen

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19th June - 22nd of June

Festival & Friends

A wild and wonderful festival in the heart of Copenhagen
Copenhagen, Denmark

Jonathan is playing several concerts in this festival, works by Dutilleux, Schumann, Korngold, Broadbery, Vestergaard and Mahler with many of the most acclaimed artists in Copenhagen

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26th of June

Chamberfest Cleveland

Concert Theme: "Innocence and Experience", Mixon Hall
Cleveland, Ohio, USA
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