Jonathan Swensen


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.

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, the Orquesta Ciudad de Granada, the Copenhagen Philharmonic, Aarhus Symphony Orchestra, the NFM Leopoldinum Orchestra, the Armenian State Symphony Orchestra and the Sun Symphony Orchestra in Vietnam. He is also a frequent performer at festivals Denmark and further afield, appearing among others at the Tivoli Festival, the Copenhagen Summer Festival, the Hindsgavl Summer Festival and the Usedomer Musikfestival.

A graduate of the Royal Danish Academy of Music, Jonathan Swensen also studied with Professor Torleif Thedéen at the Norwegian Academy of Music in Oslo, and is currently studying with Laurence Lesser at the New England Conservatory, commencing his Artist Diploma in 2021.