Joshua Roman (born December 16, 1983) is an American cellist.
An Oklahoma native, Joshua Roman studied under Lacy McLarry, Gregory Sauer and Peter Spurbeck prior to attending 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 Masters 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.
In 2006, the Seattle Post-Intelligencer called Roman's premiere performance an "auspicious beginning," noting that "Roman played with ease and confidence, the sound relaxed and singing, the phrasing shapely, the tone well projected seemingly without effort." In 2007, Melinda Bargreen of the Seattle Times noted that Roman "played with heart-stopping beauty... [and his] "big, succulent tone and impassioned style perfectly suited the music."
In January 2008, Roman submitted his resignation as principal cellist at the conclusion of the 2007–2008 season to pursue a solo career...
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