Jonathan Roozeman


The Finnish-Dutch cellist Jonathan Roozeman is already establishing himself as a cellist of exceptional musical integrity. He has worked with orchestras including the Mariinsky Orchestra, the St Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra, Tapiola Sinfonietta, Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra, and the Tokyo New City Orchestra and has collaborated with conductors such as Valery Gergiev, Sakari Oramo, Esa-Pekka Salonen, Osmo Vänskä, Dima Slobodeniouk, Jukka-Pekka Saraste and Nikolay Alekseev.

In 2017-18 Jonathan Roozeman returns to the Tampere Philharmonic Orchestra, Ostrobothnian Chamber Orchestra, Oulu Festival and will appear at the Shanghai Festival. At the beginning of the season – as part of a joint project with the Sibelius Academy and the Juilliard School – Jonathan Roozeman performed Salonen’s Mania under the composer in Helsinki, the 2017 Baltic Sea Festival in Stockholm and made his concerto debut at New York’s Lincoln Center.

Jonathan Roozeman has recently appeared at festivals such as the Stars of the White Nights in St Petersburg, Schleswig Holstein, and Tammisaari where he performed Shostakovich’s Cello Concerto No. 1 under Saraste, as well as a return to Turku and Joroinen Music Festivals.

Last season he was the artist-in-residence with the Lahti Symphony Orchestra, which profiled him in concertos including those by Vieuxtemps and Shostakovich as well as chamber performances. Other engagements included his debut with the Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Tapiola Sinfonietta, Turku Philharmonic, Mikkeli Festival and he toured to Beijing for the Super Cello festival performing Haydn’s Cello Concerto No. 1 with the Brussels Chamber Orchestra.

Jonathan Roozeman was one of the International Tchaikovsky Competition prize-winners in 2015 (youngest candidate) and in 2012 he was second prize-winner at the Dutch National Cello Competition.

Jonathan Roozeman is currently studying at the Kronberg Academy under Frans Helmerson. Prior to this he was a student of Martti Rousi at the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki. He plays a David Tecchler cello (1707) on loan from the Finnish Cultural Foundation. His bow is made by Dominique Peccatte in Paris, 1835, kindly on loan by an American patron.
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