• Feb 05 2017

    Hyvää syntymäpäivää Soumi, and thanks for review!

    Crazy amazing review for Emil’s Finland premiere of Christian Lindberg’s clarinet concerto, together with Oulu Symphony Orchestra! Happy Sunday, y’all! 😀 #emiljonason #oulusinfonia#christianlindberg #eugenetzigane #onaboatprod

  • Dec 29 2016

    After three wonderful concerts with Die Düsseldorfer Symphoniker I am am very proud – and apparently, importantly, very tall – of these couple of reviews:

    WAS writes:

    The concerto is a big hit, because the soloist, his [Lindberg’s] countryman Emil Jonason, not only shows virtuosic tricks with his clarinet, he purrs and hisses excitedly and thus provokes the range of his instrument, but also proves himself as a performer with entertainment. ”The erratic dreams of Mr. Grönstedt,” the subtitle says. The fictive figure of Grönstedt seems to have been experiencing high-spirited dreams. Since Grönstedt is a Swedish Cognac brand, it is about a delusion, which is experienced in many music styles. Lindberg mixes contemporary sounds with elements from nature and landscape romance, from entertainment, folk and film music. Suddenly Jonason interrupts the flow of music and says, ”My name is Grönstedt.” Sure, that provokes laughter. Should be so; Because Lindberg’s skilfully refined, sometimes cheeky style mix proves that new music does not have to be exhausting. He combines entertainment with a musical ambition – in the end, both the interpreter and the conducting composer are stormily celebrated.

    RP Online writes:

    This giant [Jonason] is a strikingly virtuosic musician, who can play on his instrument in an obscurely fast, high, loud, quiet voice, he can whisper and sing enchantingly. How many sound colors a clarinet can produce!

  • Dec 16 2016

    Superhero Part Deux!

    Very happy to come to Düsseldorf with a week’s notice, to once again being given the opportunity to play “my” concerto The Erratic Dreams of Mr Grönstedt. This will be the 12th, 13th and 14th time I’ve played it and I am not sick of it yet. 🙂

     

     

  • Oct 10 2016

    Astounding Review for Mozart!

    “Jonason’s Mozart is overflowing with musicality… …the audience loved it, stood up and almost refused to sit down for Jonason’s encore.”
    Stavanger Aftenblad

     

  • Oct 05 2016

    Short notice soloist!

    Grabbing the nearest Basset Clarinet I jumped on a plane to Stavanger yesterday! I’m helping out and filling for a soloist turning I’ll, and am looking forward to a fun Mozart concert tomorrow!