Portrayed as ”The Yngwie Malmsteen of the clarinet” by the Swedish newspaper Expressen, Emil Jonason (b. 1983) is one of the leading clarinetists of his generation. He has developed a highly characteristic and charismatic playing which has led to invitations from across the globe.
Emil was nominated for European Concert Hall Organization’s Rising Starrecital series after his performance of John Corigliano’s clarinet concerto together with the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra, and was invited to perform at Musikverein Vienna, Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Philharmonie Köln, Laeiszhalle Hamburg, Cité de la Musique Paris, Brussels BOZAR and many more.
In the fall of 2013 he made his US debut at the legendary Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music, performing Magnus Lindberg’s tremendous clarinet concerto. ”A performance completely owned by Jonason” according to San Fransisco Classical voice.