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Joshua Roman

Cellist; Composer; Creator, "Immunity" Project

Joshua Roman, an Arnhold Creative Associate at Juilliard, is a cello soloist and composer. As a soloist, Roman has performed with leading orchestras around the world and was the principal cellist at Seattle Symphony. Recent highlights include his sold-out "Well-Being Concert" at Carnegie Hall in December 2023 and the launch of his musical exploration project, "Immunity", a program combining performance and storytelling to confront the impact of the long-COVID that nearly ended his career. As a composer, he has been commissioned by Music Academy of the West, Illinois Philharmonic, ProMusica Chamber Orchestra, and others, and he has written for the JACK Quartet, violinist Vadim Gluzman, and conductor David Danzmayr. Roman has premiered works by other contemporary composers, including Mason Bates, Reena Esmail, and Timo Andres.

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