Healing with Music

Cellist Joshua Roman: Living with Long COVID as a Musician

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Extraordinary cellist and TED Senior Fellow Joshua Roman—the epitome of health prior to the pandemic—has suffered from long-haul COVID-19 syndrome since January 2021. Even amidst debilitating fatigue, he has since dedicated himself to a vigorous touring schedule with a renewed sense of gratitude and urgency. You can get a taste of this passion watching his extraordinary performance of Antonín Dvorák’s monumental cello concerto with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, which took place a year into his Long COVID ordeal. An avid believer in the healing power of music, Roman came to Princeton University Concerts to explore the role that music has played throughout his continued recovery as part of our Healing with Music series.

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