Anna Agafia Egholm, violin
Danish born violinist Anna Agafia is quickly gaining international recognition as one of the most promising concert artists to emerge from Scandinavia.
After having won all music competitions in Denmark, Anna moves to Switzerland and obtains her Bachelor and Soloist Master degrees at the Haute Ecole de Musique de Lausanne. During this time, the young violinist takes her first steps towards a career as an international soloist – she wins the competition Ginette Neveu in France, receives 3rd prize in the international Carl Nielsen competition, and is finally awarded 1st prize and a special prize in the Tibor Varga international violin competition.
Since then, Anna has led the life of a soloist and chamber musician. Aside from winning even more prizes, most recently in the 1st Stuttgart international competition, she is performing in some of the most prestigious halls in the world, from Carnegie Hall in New York to the Walt Disney Hall in Los Angeles, through the Grange au Lac in Évian and the Grand théâtre in Aix-en-Provence, occasionally alongside world-renowned former prize winners.
Anna is currently playing on a violin by Joseph Guarneri from 1730-1733, known as “The Sphinx”, which is kindly lent to her.
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