Jonah Krolik - Semi-Finalist

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Semi-Final Round Repertoire

  • CLAUDE DEBUSSY Cello Sonata in D minor
    • I. Prologue
    • II. Sérénade
    • III. Finale
  • JOHANNES BRAHMS Cello Sonata No. 1 in E minor
    • I. Allegro non troppo
  • MARJAN MOZETICH Turmoil of Madame Butterfly
  • FRÉDÉRIC CHOPIN Cello Sonata in G Minor, Op. 65
    • III. Largo in B-flat major
  • BENJAMIN BRITTEN Suite No. 1 for Solo Cello No. 1, Op. 72 Canto primo: Sostenuto e largamente
    • I. Fuga: Andante moderato
    • II. Lamento: Lento rubato Canto secondo: Sostenuto
    • III. Serenata: Allegretto (pizzicato)
    • IV. Marcia: Alla marcia moderato Canto terzo: Sostenuto
    • V. Bordone: Moderato quasi recitativo
    • VI Moto perpetuo e Canto quarto: Presto


Jonah Krolik, 23, earned his Bachelor Degree in Cello Performance from the Eastman School of Music, under the instruction of Steven Doane and Rosemary Elliott. A dual-degree student, Jonah also majored in chemistry as a pre-med student at the University of Rochester. Jonah is the recipient of a Performer’s Certificate award and Marge Wallawender Scholarship from Eastman, and served as Principal Cellist of the Eastman Philharmonia. An avid chamber musician, Jonah has worked under the guidance of the Takács Quartet for the past two summers and collaborated with MacArthur Genius Award-Winning pianist, Jeremy Denk.

Jonah has been a prize-winner at competitions throughout the Southeastern United States and performed as a soloist with the North Carolina Symphony and Chapel Hill Philharmonia. Previously, Jonah was a fellow at the Tanglewood Music Center, Sarasota Music Festival, Music Academy of the West (2017, 2018), the Banff Centre’s Masterclasses for Strings and Winds (2016), Yellow Barn Young Artist Program, Bowdoin International Music Festival. Most recently, Jonah was an invited participant of the International Musicians Seminar at Prussia Cove.

Jonah is currently pursuing his Master of Music at The Juilliard School under the direction of Natasha Brofsky.

Jonah plays on an American David Wiebe cello

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