Joseph Swensen is very pleased to announce that he has recently been appointed Visiting Professor of Music (violin) at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music: his post will start in autumn 2013. He will combine this appointment with his conducting and violin performance engagements. Click here to read the IU press release.
Hear Joseph Swensen play the Brahms Violin Concerto Joseph Swensen’s return to the violin, as a soloist, was marked by two performances of Brahms’ Violin Concerto with the London Mozart Players in February this year. Audio footage of one of the concerts, at St John Smith’s Square, is now available. Please go to Joseph's video page or visit the video page on Victoria Rowsell Artist Management to listen. Swensen also performed Ernst’s fiendishly difficult Last Rose of Summer as his encore: jaw-droppingly virtuosic! This footage is 100% live and unedited. Video versions will be available soon.
Astonishing Bruckner! At the end of last year, Joseph Swensen conducted the Orchestre National du Capitole Toulouse in 2 remarkable performances of Bruckner's 4th Symphony (1874 version). The concerts was a great success, with standing ovations at the end of each. The reviews in the local press were astonishingly good. Please take a look at utmisol.fr, classiquenews.com, classiquetoulouse.com and culture31.com to read what was said. Having only begun conducting Bruckner a few seasons ago, Swensen has rapidly become a committed and excellent interpreter of this music.