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Krannert Center Events: February 2020: Young Concert Artists Winner: Jonathan Swensen, cello

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Danish-American cellist Jonathan Swensen first asked to play the cello at the age of six after watching his father Joseph Swensen conduct the Elgar Cello Concerto. After a year of convincing his parents that he would practice the instrument if given lessons, he began his studies. In 2017, he made his concerto debut performing none other than the Elgar, with his father conducting the Porto National Symphony Orchestra in Portugal. Since that debut, he has featured as soloist with orchestras in Spain, the United States, Denmark, and Poland. Among many other competition victories, Swensen won First Prize and the Krannert Center Prize in the 2018 Young Concert Artists International Auditions. He is currently pursuing a master’s degree at the Norwegian Academy of Music in Oslo.

Sunday, February 16th - 3:00 PM

See the Krannert Center website for more details and to purchase tickets.

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