Jonathan Roozeman
Cello

“Judging from the applause, the hearts of the audience were taken by Jonathan Roozeman” (Helsingin Sanomat)

Contacts

Katie Cardell-Oliver +44 (0)20 3725 9149
Alexandra Aimard +44 (0)20 3725 9139

Biography

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

During the 2016/17 season Jonathan has been artist in residence with the Lahti Symphony which has profiled him in concertos including those by Vieuxtemps and Shostakovich as well as chamber performances. Other engagements include Tapiola Sinfonietta, Turku Symphony and he recently toured to Beijing for the ‘Super Cello’ festival performing Haydn’s Cello Concerto No.1 with the Brussels Chamber Orchestra. 

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

During the 2016/17 season Jonathan has been artist in residence with the Lahti Symphony which has profiled him in concertos including those by Vieuxtemps and Shostakovich as well as chamber performances. Other engagements include Tapiola Sinfonietta, Turku Symphony and he recently toured to Beijing for the ‘Super Cello’ festival performing Haydn’s Cello Concerto No.1 with the Brussels Chamber Orchestra. 

Upcoming festivals include the White Nights in St Petersburg, Schleswig Holstein and Tammisaari performing Shostakovich’s Cello Concerto No.1 under Saraste, and returns to Turku and Joroinen Music. As part of a joint project with the Sibelius Academy and the Juilliard School, Jonathan will also perform Salonen’s Mania under the composer at the Helsinki Festival, Baltic Sea Festival in Stockholm and New York’s Lincoln Center.

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Contacts

Katie Cardell-Oliver +44 (0)20 3725 9149
Alexandra Aimard +44 (0)20 3725 9139

Reviews

“Roozeman's interpretation of the concerto (Shostakovich Cello Concerto No. 1) was very impressive. The slow movement and the cadenza were incomparably beautiful in their lyrical sensitivity. From the final, with its folk melodies, speed and brilliance were found.”
 (Etelä-Suomen Sanomat, May 2017)

“Flowing brilliance - Jonathan Roozeman's approach was characterized by sensitivity and discernment, a warm sound, and great technical capability. And all this seems to be deceptively easy.” (Etelä-Suomen Sanomat, February 2017)

“Judging from the applause, the hearts of the audience were taken by 18-year-old cellist Jonathan Roozeman. In Tchaikovsky's Rococo variants, he equally fascinated with light agility and intense emotion.” (Helsingin Sanomat, March 2016)

“Roozeman's interpretation of the concerto (Shostakovich Cello Concerto No. 1) was very impressive. The slow movement and the cadenza were incomparably beautiful in their lyrical sensitivity. From the final, with its folk melodies, speed and brilliance were found.”
 (Etelä-Suomen Sanomat, May 2017)

“Flowing brilliance - Jonathan Roozeman's approach was characterized by sensitivity and discernment, a warm sound, and great technical capability. And all this seems to be deceptively easy.” (Etelä-Suomen Sanomat, February 2017)

“Judging from the applause, the hearts of the audience were taken by 18-year-old cellist Jonathan Roozeman. In Tchaikovsky's Rococo variants, he equally fascinated with light agility and intense emotion.” (Helsingin Sanomat, March 2016)