Jonas Egholm

born in 1997, Denmark

Jonas started playing the guitar at age seven, and by the time he was ten he went on his first concert tour around Denmark and Germany in connection with being awarded the 1st prize in the Danish Radio Symphony Orchestra’s competition for young musicians. In 2015 he began studying at the Royal Danish Academy of Music in Copenhagen with professor Jesper Sivebæk, and Per Pålsson.

He is studying in the prestigious class, “Máster en Interpretación de Guitarra”, in Alicante, Spain with some of the world´s leading guitarists: David Russell, Ignacio Rodes, Ricardo Gallén, Manuel Barrueco and others.

Jonas has attained wide international recognition and performed in several countries in Europe including Germany, Sweden, France, Spain, as well as the Faroe Islands, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Montenegro, Hungary, China and Japan. He has performed as a soloist with the Danish Radio Symphony Orchestra, South Denmark Philharmonic Orchestra, Vejle Symphony Orchestra and Fredericia City Orchestra. 
In 2020 he received Leonie Sonning’s Talent Prize for the best and most prominent classical musicians in Denmark.

Education

2020-2021

Master’s Degree, Alicante Máster de Guitarra Professors: David Russell, Ricardo Gallén, Hopkinson Smith, Ignacio Rodés, Xavier Diaz-Latorre, Timan Hoppstock

2018-2021

The Royal Danish Academy of Music – Master’s Degree Professors:
Jesper Sivebæk & Per Pålsson

2015-2018

The Royal Danish Academy of Music – Bachelor’s Degree

2011-2014

Musikalsk Grundkursus (Preparatory class to enter the conservatory) 
Professor: Søren Bødker Madsen

2009

Den Jyske Talentskole (Jutland’s School of Talent)
Professor: Frederik Munk Larsen

2004-2011

Music School
Teacher: Michael L. Hansen

Prizes

2020

1st prize, IGF José Tomas Villa de Petrer 3rd prize, 16th Tampere International Guitar Festival & Competition The Léonie Sonning Talent Prize 2020

2019

1st prize, Sarajevo International Guitar Festival Competition, 5th Category (no age limit) 2nd prize, The Royal Danish Academy of Music Scholarship Competition

2018

1st prize, Sarajevo International Guitar Festival Competition, 4th Category

2016

1st prize, Køge Chamber Music Competition

2014

Received MGK Kolding’s Commemoration Award of 10.000 DKK

2013

1st prize, “Spil for Livet”, prize of 100.000 DKK and the title of “Denmark’s best young classical musician” 1st prize, South Denmark’s Talent Competition

2012

2nd prize, South Denmark’s Talent Competition

2011

Gold Medal (1st prize), Berlingske Classical Talent Competition

2007

Winner of Sigurd Barret, DAMUSA & The Danish Radio Symphony Orchestra’s Music School Prize. Played on tour with the orchestra in Denmark and Germany as part of the prize

Masterclasses

Some of the master classes I have attended and played at include: Alvaro Pierri, Pepe Romero, Lukasz Kuropaczewski, David Russell, Andrea de Vitis, Göran Söllscher, Hubert Käppel, Gary Ryan, Judicael Perroy, Los Angeles Guitar Quartet and Carlos Bonell among many others.