Jonathan Swensen – cellist
- Rising star of the cello Jonathan Swensen is the recipient of the 2022 Avery Fisher Career Grant, the winner of both the 2019 Windsor International String Competition and the 2018 Khachaturian International Cello Competition, and a laureate of the Young Concert Artists Auditions in 2018. In his native Denmark he was also a recipient of the Musikanmelderringens Artist Prize in 2020, the Jacob Gades Scholarship in 2019, the Léonie Sonning Talent Prize in 2017 and the first prize winner at the Danish String Competition in 2016.
Born in Copenhagen to a musical family, 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 with orchestras including the the Philharmonia Orchestra, Orquesta Ciudad de Granada, Copenhagen Philharmonic, Aarhus Symphony Orchestra, Odense Symphony Orchestra, Iceland Symphony Orchestra, NFM Leopoldinum Orchestra, Venice Symphony, Armenian State Symphony Orchestra and the Sun Symphony Orchestra in Vietnam. He is also a frequent performer at festivals both in Denmark and further afield, appearing among others at the Tivoli Festival, the Copenhagen Summer Festival, the Hindsgavl Summer Festival and the Usedomer Musikfestival.
Nicolas Papageorgiou (Director)
Aude-Marie Auphan (Director)
Armenian State Symphony Orchestra / June-Sung Park – June 2021
Aarhus Symphony Orchestra / Magnus Larsson – August 2020
with Marianna Shirinyan (piano) – December 2020
Awith Marianna Shirinyan (piano) – December 2020