Jonathan Roozeman – Sixth Prize

Birth date

Oct. 16, 1997




Born in Helsinki. He studies at the Sibelius Academy under Prof. Martti Rousi. In 2012 he won second prize at the 4th National Cello Competition in Amsterdam. In 2013 he was awarded a special prize at the 5th Paulo Cello Competition in Helsinki, and he was one of three finalists in the Prémio Internacional Suggia Competition in Porto (Portugal). He also reached the semi-finals in the 3rd Gaspar Cassadó International Violoncello Competition in Hachioji (Japan). As soloist he has performed with orchestras in Finland, Lithuania, and Estonia. In 2015 he was chosen by the Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra to represent Finland at the Nordic Soloist Competition in Bergen (Norway). He plays a cello made by David Tecchler in 1707 provided by the Finnish Culture Foundation.