Anna Agafia Egholm
Currently serving as Artist in Residence at the Queen Elisabeth Music Chapel under the guidance of Augustin Dumay, Anna Agafia is gaining international recognition as one of the most promising violinists to emerge from Scandinavia. After having won all Danish music competitions during her studies in Copenhagen with Alexandre Zapolski, Anna moves to Switzerland in 2016. Here, she obtains her Bachelor and Soloist Master degrees at the Haute Ecole de Musique de Lausanne under the guidance of Svetlana Makarova and Pavel Vernikov. It is during this time that the young violinist takes her first steps towards a career as an international soloist. In 2017, Anna wins the competition Ginette Neveu in France, receives 2nd prize at the inaugural Ysaÿe competition in Belgium in 2018, and in 2019 she becomes a laureate of two big competitions: she is first awarded 3rd prize along with two special prizes in the international Carl Nielsen competition, and, a couple of months later, receives the 1st prize and a special prize in the Tibor Varga international violin competition.
Since then, the aspiring musician has continued on her path towards success in other competitions, such as the Guadagnini international competition in Stuttgart in 2021 and the Singapore international violin competition in 2022 (in which Anna received 2nd prize), and she is now leading an active life as an internationally recognized soloist, performing regularly with European and American orchestras. An avid and experienced chamber musician, Anna is often invited to prestigious festivals around Europe, and was selected to take part in the Chamber Music Connects the World festival at Kronberg Academy. Most recently, after her recital at the Sommets Musicaux de Gstaad, a jury consisting of Renaud Capuçon and Gérard Caussé amongs others, awarded Anna the Thierry Scherz prize, which will enable her to record a CD with a professional orchestra under the Swiss Claves Records label.