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.

  • Nov 24 2015

    Playing Golijov on BBC

    Anyone want to hear me playing some serious Klezmer with the amazing Ulster Orchestra? Recorded Golijov’s ”The Dreams and Prayer’s of Isaac The Blind” for BBC earlier this year:

  • Sep 14 2015

    Introducing my new agent: Noomi Hedlund!

    I am very excited and proud to introduce my new agent: the brilliant and super nice Noomi Hedlund, former CEO of Dalhalla Opera and Piteå Festspel among other things. Noomi has enormous experience as a producer; Dalhalla’s production of Puccini’s Turandot, featuring Nina Stemme, at Dalhalla received outstanding press reactions this summer.

    Noomi and will begin our collaboration full time in a few weeks, and she is until then available at her e-mail address.

    This is going to be nothing short of magnificent.