Jonatan Bougt (theorbo)

Swedish theorbo player and guitarist Jonatan Bougt is an alumni of the Royal College of Music, London where he graduated with a First Class BMus (Hons) in 2017 and a MPerf with Distinction in 2019.

At the RCM, Jonatan studied theorbo with Jakob Lindberg and guitar with Carlos Bonell and Chris Stell, supported by the Musician’s Company Lambert Scholarship, the Thora Ohlsson Foundation and the Swedish Royal Academy of Music amongst others. During his time there, he won both the RCM Guitar Competition (2017) and the RCM Historical Performance Competition (2019) receiving the Century Fund Prize and the Richard III Prize. Other noteworthy awards include the 1st Prize in the Jörgen Rörby Competition (2014) of the Swedish Guitar & Lute Society and the 1st Prize in the Young Talents Competition of Uppsala International Guitar Festival (2013).

Jonatan has performed worldwide with highlights including concerts at the Royal Festival Hall, Queen’s Gallery, Hampton Court Palace, Snape Maltings Concert Hall (UK), Große Universitätsaula Salzburg, Baumgartenberg Monastery (Austria), Centro Cultural Justicia Federal, Festival de Inverno Domingos Martins (Brazil), Stockholm Concert Hall and Uppsala Konsert&Kongress Concert Hall (Sweden).

Having recently taken part in the Britten Pears Young Artist Programme (2018) and the BREMF Live! young artist scheme (2018/19) he is thrilled to be a Handel House Talent artist for the 2019/20 season.
Jonatan plays a theorbo made by Lars Jönsson, generously supported by a Helge Ax:son Johnson Scholarship.
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