“Jonathan Roozeman proved a virtuoso” (New York Times). Finnish-Dutch cellist and rising star, Jonathan Roozeman is already establishing himself as a player of exceptional musical integrity. His phenomenal, expansive and versatile sound lends itself not only to works of the core classical repertory, but those by Kabalevsky, Kokkonen, Vieuxtemps and Sallinen. He has been recognized by top conductors including Valery Gergiev, Sakari Oramo, Esa-Pekka Salonen, Osmo Vänskä, Dima Slobodeniouk, Jukka-Pekka Saraste and Santtu-Matias Rouvali, and been invited by leading orchestras including: The Mariinsky Orchestra, St Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra, and Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra. Engagements in 2019/20 include: a return to the Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra under Esa-Pekka Salonen, hr-Sinfonieorchester with Christoph Eschenbach, Orquesta Sinfonica de Euskadi conducted by Edo de Waart, Tampere Philharmonic, Gulbenkian Orchestra, Polish National Radio Symphony, and a performance of Alexey Shor’s Cello Concerto with the Armenian State Symphony Orchestra. Jonathan will return to the Ark Hills Festival in Tokyo which will include chamber performances with Fumiaki Miura and Nobuyuki Tsujii and a collaboration with Fumiaki Miura and Varvara in Spain. He will also appear at the Baroque on the Edge Festival in London together with bass guitarist, Lauri Porra, presenting their ‘Bach Reimagined’ project. Jonathan was one of the International Tchaikovsky-Competition Prize winners in 2015 (youngest candidate) and in 2012 he was second prize-winner in the Dutch National Cello Competition. He has also been a finalist in the 2015 Naumburg International Cello Competition as well as the 2013 Porto Premio Suggia and in the same year he reached the semi-finals of the Finnish Paulo competition.