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.

  • Aug 28 2015

    Secret Agent

    As of this fall Per Sjöberg, Emil’s previous agent, has decided to dismantle his agency to pursue another career as a full time Concert Producer at The Royal College of Music in Stockholm.

    Emil has since then acquired a new agent.

    A secret agent.



    No, just kidding. I’m on my own until further notice.

  • Mar 31 2015

    Grönstedt a huge success in Belfast!

    Yet another wonderful review has come in, this time from The Telegraph:

    ”…an extraordinary performance by the star clarinettist Emil Jonason..”

    ”…the performance by virtuoso Jonason was outstanding, with superb backing from the orchestra…”

    ”…one of the most memorable solo performances of the season.”

    - Alf McCreary, The Telegraph

    Read it all here