Jonathan Swensen

Jonathan Swensen – cellist

    Jonathan Swensen is a laureate of Young Concert Artists 2018 and winner of both the 2019 Windsor International String Competition and the 2018 Khachaturian International Cello Competition. Other accolades include first price at the Øresunds-soloist, the Gold and Talent-prize at the Berlingskes Classical Competition, the Jacob Gades Talentprize, first prize at the Danish String Competition and first prize at the Swedish International Music Competition.

    click for more

    Jonathan Swensen made his concerto debut in March 2017, performing the Elgar Cello Concerto with the Orquestra Sinfónica do Porto Casa da Música. Since then, he has performed orchestras including the Orquesta Ciudad de Granada, the Venice State Symphony Orchestra, the Aarhus Symphony Orchestra and the NFM Leopoldinum Orchestra. He is also a frequent performer at festivals in his native Denmark, appearing at the Schubertiaden, the Copenhagen Summer Festival and the Hindsgavl Summer Festival.

    In the 2019-20 season, Jonathan Swensen makes his debuts with the Philharmonia Orchestra, the Copenhagen Philharmonic, and the Sun Symphony Orchestra in Vietnam, and returns to the Aarhus Symphony Orchestra. Recital and chamber music appearances include a return to Yerevan to take part in the Khachaturian Festival, the Usedomer Musikfestival in Germany, the Tivoli Festival in Copenhagen and his South Korean debut at the Seoul Arts Centre. As part of the YCA programme, he will also embark on an extensive series of recitals in the US.

    A graduate of the Royal Danish Academy of Music, Jonathan Swensen currently studies with Professor Torleif Thedéen at the Norwegian Academy of Music in Oslo.

    June 2019

For full press pack, contact
Nicolas Papageorgiou (Artist Manager)

Contact:
Victoria Rowsell (Managing Director)
Nicolas Papageorgiou (Artist Manager)

Videos

Elgar: Cello Concerto
Orquestra Sinfónica do Porto Casa da Música – April 2017
Debussy: Cello Sonata
with Marianna Shirinyan (piano) – April 2019
Bach: Cello Suite No.5, Allemande and Sarabande
April 2019
Schubert: Arpeggione Sonata, 1st movement
with Elias Holm (piano) – April 2018
Ligeti: Sonata for solo cello
April 2019
Alberga: String Quartet no.2 (excerpt)
with Thomas Bowes, Oscar Perks, Andres Kaljuste – June 2018

Concert Dates

August - December 2019
Date & Time Venue Details
Thursday 8th August – Sunday 11th August Kerteminde, Denmark

Kerteminde Chamber Music Festival

Sunday, 18th August
12:00
Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek
Copenhagen, Denmark

DEBUSSY: Cello Sonata
MESSIAEN: ‘Louange à l’Éternité de Jésus’ from Quatuor pour la fin du temps
FAURÉ: Élégie, op.24
FRANCK: Cello Sonata

piano: Elias Holm

Sunday, 25th August
19:30
Roskilde Gymnasiums Sal
Roskilde, Denmark

FAURE: Élégie for Cello and Piano, op.24
DEBUSSY: Cello Sonata
MESSIAEN: ‘Louange à l’Éternité de Jésus’ from Quatuor pour la fin du temps
FRANCK: Cello Sonata in A major

piano: Elias Holm

Sunday, 1st September
19:30
Nordfalsters Koncerthus
Nørre Alslev, Denmark

FAURE: Élégie for Cello and Piano, op.24
DEBUSSY: Cello Sonata
MESSIAEN: ‘Louange à l’Éternité de Jésus’ from Quatuor pour la fin du temps
FRANCK: Cello Sonata in A major

piano: Elias Holm

Saturday, 14th September
19:30
Musikhuset
Aarhus, Denmark

FAURÉ: Piano Quartet no.1, op.15
RAVEL: String Quartet
MESSIAEN: Quatuor pour la fin du temps

violin: Kirstine Schneider
violin: Kern Westerberg
viola: Nicholas Swensen
piano: Søren Rastogi
clarinet: Mathias Kjøller

Aarhus Chamber Music Festival

Sunday, 15th September
13:00
Musikhuset
Aarhus, Denmark

SHOSTAKOVICH: Sonata for cello and piano, op.40

piano: Gustav Piekut

Aarhus Chamber Music Festival

Wednesday, 18th September
19:30
Waterloo Chamber,
Windsor Castle, UK

TCHAIKOVSKY: Variations on a Rococo Theme, op.33

Philharmonia Orchestra

conductor: Thomas Carroll

Windsor Festival

Thursday, 26th September
19:30
Roskilde Kongrescenter
Denmark

SHOSTAKOVICH: Cello Concerto no.2 in G minor, Op.126

Copenhagen Philharmonic

conductor: Stefan Asbury

Friday, 27th September
19:30
Konservatoriets Koncertsal
Copenhagen, Denmark

SHOSTAKOVICH: Cello Concerto no.2 in G minor, Op.126

Copenhagen Philharmonic

conductor: Stefan Asbury

Wednesday, 2nd October – Sunday 6th October Downton, UK Arcadia Music Festival

Thursday, 10th October
19:30
Hotel Esplanade
Usedom, Germany

BEETHOVEN: Cello Sonata no.2 in G minor, op.5 no. 2
DEBUSSY: Cello Sonata
BRAHMS: Cello Sonata no. 2 in F major, op.99

piano: Elias Holm

Friday, 15th November
19:30
Hanoi Opera House
Hanoi, Vietnam

TCHAIKOVSKY: Variations on a Rococo Theme, op.33

Sun Symphony Orchestra

conductor: Oliver Ochanine

Friday, 20th December
Time TBA
Komitas Chamber Hall
Yerevan, Armenia

KODALY: Cello Sonatina
KODALY: Cello Sonata, op.8
KHACHATURIAN: Sonata-Fantasy, for cello solo in C major
SHOSTAKOVICH: Cello Sonata in D minor, op.40

piano: Hripsime Aghaqaryan


Repertoire

Concerto
  • Dvorak:
  • Concerto in B minor op.104

  • Elgar:
  • Concerto in E minor, op.85

  • Haydn:
  • Concerto No.1 in C major, Hob. VIIb/1

  • Khachaturian:
  • Concerto-Rhapsody

  • Saint-Saëns:
  • Concerto No.1 in A minor, op.33

  • Schumann:
  • Concerto in A minor, op.129

  • Shostakovich:
  • Concerto No.1 in E-flat major, op.107
    Concerto No. 2, op.126

  • Tchaikovsky:
  • Variations on a Rococo Theme, op.33


Gallery

Links