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Joshua Roman        

Cellist, Composer & Curator

Joshua Roman is an accomplished and celebrated cellist, composer and curator. and was named a TED Senior Fellow in 2015.

Roman attended the Cleveland Institute of Music. At CIM, he studied with Richard Aaron and Desmond Hoebig. Roman received his Bachelor of Music Degree in Cello Performance in 2004, and his master's degree in 2005. At the age of 22, Roman was appointed principal cellist of the Seattle Symphony Orchestra in 2006, becoming the youngest principal player in Seattle Symphony history.

As well, he has performed as a member of Cleveland Orchestra and soloed with a number of symphony and chamber orchestras including the Cleveland Institute of Music Orchestra, the Wyoming Symphony, the Oklahoma City Philharmonic and the Symphony of Southern New Jersey.

Roman has been recognized as the recipient of prizes at competitions including the Klein, ASTA, Washington, Stulberg, NFMC, H-A Music Society, Corpus Christi, Kingsville, CIM, Cleveland Cello Society and Buttram.

In 2015 he was named a TED Senior Fellow.

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