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Jonas Blomqvist
Jonas Blomqvist
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Artist Biography

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  • Band/Affiliation: Norwegian National Opera
  • School / Univ. / Institution: Foss High School of the Arts
  • Country: Norway

Jonas Blomqvist is currently principal percussionist of the Norwegian National Opera and percussion instructor at the Foss High School of the Arts. Formerly Jonas was Principal Percussionist of the Trondheim Symphony Orchestra and faculty at The Trondheim Conservatory.

Jonas received his Bachelor of Music degree at The Conservatory of Music in Malmoe, Sweden. He was a student of Lennart Gruvstedt. In 1992 while a student in Malmoe, Jonas' percussion trio "Robojo" was first prize recipient of the International Percussion Competition Luxembourg.

Jonas Blomqvist has performed as percussionist with Malmoe Symphony Orchestra, Helsingborg Symphony Orchestra and the Umeo Sinfionetta. He also served as one of the principal drummers in The Swedish National Military Band. In 1998 he was soloist with the Trondheim Symphony Orchestra performing Per Norgaard's "For a Change" for percussion soloist and Orchestra. Jonas has premiered several works for percussion soloist, orchestra and chamber groups. He has appeared on numerous recordings and toured extensively.

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