Anna Agafia Egholm, violin

Described as “causing a sensation from her very first masterful bow stroke”, and praised for her “abundant array of colors and nuances”, Anna Agafia is quickly gaining recognition as a world renowned soloist. Laureate of a notable list of competitions, such as Singapore, Nielsen, Tibor Varga and Stuttgart Guadagnini Stiftung, Anna is captivating audiences with her breathtaking performances, her playing “revealing both seductive boldness and exciting dramaturgical intelligence”. (Le Monde)

Anna Agafia’s regular soloist engagements include performances with the Munich Symphony Orchestra, Flanders Symphony Orchestra, Orchestre Royal de Chambre de Wallonie, Copenhagen Philharmonic, Aarhus Symphony Orchestra, Danish Chamber Orchestra, Odense Symphony Orchestra, Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra, Stuttgart Philharmonic, Singapore Symphony Orchestra, Bogotá Philharmonic, Malmö Symphony Orchestra, Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra, and Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra.

The release of her debut album under Claves Records in March 2023, which features Szymanowski’s 2nd concerto and Nielsen’s concerto with Sinfonia Varsovia and Aleksandar Markovic, immediately received critical acclaim, with Diapason praising her “rich palette of colors and emotions (from humor to tenderness and stifled tears)”, and describing her interpretation of the Szymanowski concerto as “vivacious inspiration comparable only to the work of the legendary recording with Wilkomirska and Rowicki”. The debut album was also recently nominated for the International Classical Music Award 2023.

An avid chamber musician, Anna often collaborates with some of the most prominent names in the music industry. She has performed with Renaud Capuçon, Miguel da Silva, Andreas Brantelid, Enrico Pace, Andrey Baranov, Trio con Brio Copenhagen, Gérard Caussé, Corina Belcea, and the David Oistrakh quartet, amongst others. Additionally, she took part in the Chamber Music connects the World festival in Kronberg Academy alongside renowned musicians such as Steven Isserlis, Gidon Kremer, and Christian Tetzlaff.

Anna plays on a Guarneri del Gesú from 1730-33 named “The Sphinx”, generously loaned to her by an anonymous donor.

Since September 2020, Anna is an Artist in Residence of the Queen Elisabeth Music Chapel in the violin section, under the direction of Augustin Dumay.

Anna benefits from a scholarship granted by the Baillet Latour Fund