Jonathan Swensen

2019 Winner

Jonathan Swensen made his debut playing Elgar’s Cello Concerto with the Porto Symphony Orchestra in 2017. Since this debut, Jonathan has performed with the Granada Chamber Orchestra, Florida’s Venice Symphony Orchestra, Aarhus Symphony Orchestra, Wroclaw Chamber Orchestra and the Copenhagen Philharmonic. Jonathan won First Prize in the 2018 Young Concert Artists International Auditions and also First Prize in the 2018 Khachaturian International Cello Competition, alongside giving a gala concert performance in Yerevan with the Armenian State Symphony Orchestra. Jonathan Swensen is currently pursuing a master’s degree with Professor Torleif Thedèen at the Norwegian Academy of Music in Oslo.