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. In his native Denmark he was also a recipient of the Jacob Gades Scholarship in 2019, the Léonie Sonning Talent Prize in 2017 and the first prize at the Danish String Competition in 2016.

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    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 Kumho Art 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

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


  • 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