Young Concert Artists

Jonathan Swensen, cello

Terrace Theater

Cellist Jonathan Swensen makes the cello sing with Beethoven, Ligeti, Franck, and Stravinsky’s Suite Italienne.

Tue. Feb. 25, 2020 7:30p.m.

Production Information

  • Genre

    Classical Music

  • Price Range

    $20.00 – $45.00

  • Runtime

    Approx. 1-1/2 hours


Young Concert Artists presents
Jonathan Swensen, cello
Noreen Cassidy-Polera, piano

Up-and-coming 22-year-old Danish-American cellist Jonathan Swensen fell in love with the cello at 6 after hearing the Elgar concerto with his father, Joseph Swensen conducting. In 2018, he won First Prize in both the YCA International Auditions and the Khachaturian Cello Competition, which brought him a concerto appearance with the Yerevan Symphony Orchestra. His numerous YCA winnings include the prestigious Alexander Kasza-Kasser Prize, sponsoring his Kennedy Center debut, and performances at Germany’s Usedom Music Festival.

Winner of Denmark ’s P2 Talent Prize 2016, “Jonathan Swensen is one of the greatest instrumental talents of our time. He makes the cello sing.” (Alle Nyheder)


Beethoven: Seven variations on ” ‘Bei Männern, welche Liebe fühlen” from The Magic Flute, WoO 46

Kodály: Cello Sonata, op.8

Franck: Sonata in A major, M. 8

Performance Timing: Part One - 38 min.; Intermission - 15 min.; Part Two - 29 min.

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