Jonas Egholm

born in 1997, Denmark

The award-winning guitarist Jonas Egholm (1997, Danmark) 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. He 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 won the first prize in the International Guitar Competition José Tomás Villa de Petrer, whereafter he is performing concerts in both Spain, Brazil, Argentina and Mexico as well as recording his new CD, Guitar Recital, published on all streaming services as of May 2022.


Jonas has finished his Bacherol and Master’s degree on the Royal Danish Academy of Music in Copenhagen, Denmark with highest marks, and is now completing the soloist programme for the most talented students of this Academy. He owes his significant musical achievements mostly to his guitar professor Jesper Sivebæk.

In 2020-2021, he studied in “Máster en Interpretación de Guitarra” in Alicante, Spain under some of the world’s leading guitarists (David Russell, Ricardo Gallén, Hopkinson Smith, Lukasz Kuropaczewski, Tilman Hoppstock, Roberto Aussel, Ignacio Rodés and others), where he graduated with highest marks and Honours.

Other than being a concert-guitarist, Jonas spends much of his time teaching students of all ages.




The Royal Danish Academy of Music – Soloist


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


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


The Royal Danish Academy of Music – Bachelor’s Degree


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


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


Music School
Teacher: Michael L. Hansen



“P2 Talent 2023”: Title given by the Danish National Radio to one selected prominent musician.


Aennchen & Eigil Harbys Foundation Talent Award of 150.000 DKK


1st prize, Guimarães Guitar Competition,
The Carl Nielsen & Anne Marie Carl-Nielsen Talent Award 2021 of 100.000 DKK,
The Jacob Gade Mayor Award 2021 of 100.000 DKK


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


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


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


1st prize, Køge Chamber Music Competition


Received MGK Kolding’s Commemoration Award of 10.000 DKK


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


2nd prize, South Denmark’s Talent Competition


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


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


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.