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Casper Esmann

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Casper Esmann
Casper Esmann live in Sønderborg 2018
Background information
Born (1992-12-07) December 7, 1992 (age 31)
Slagelse, Denmark
GenresInstrumental pop
InstrumentsAcoustic guitar
Years active2011-present
LabelsEsmann Music, Wander World Music, Universal Music Group
Associated actsTommy Emmanuel, Andy McKee, Sungha Jung, Gabriella Quevedo, Joe Robinson, Adam Rafferty, Thomas Eje

Casper Esmann is a Danish fingerstyle guitar player known for his arrangements and original compositions on the acoustic guitar. In September 2018, Esmann became a finalist at the "Acoustic Guitarist of the Year" competition held by MusicRadar.[1]


Esmann grew up in a musical family with his mother playing piano and his father playing electric guitar.[2] He loved music as a child but never really felt the urge to play an instrument himself, he did take classical piano lessons but it felt like homework to him so he lost interest in the piano after a few years.[2] When Esmann turned 13 his father showed him a video of the Australian guitar virtuoso Tommy Emmanuel, this immediately turned Esmann on to the acoustic guitar.[2] Esmann is self taught at the guitar since there were no fingerstyle guitar teachers available in Denmark at the time.[3]

Esmann released his 1st EP entitled "Running Sushi" in 2011, the EP contained 5 original songs.[4] After the album release Esmann slowly began performing at various gutiar festivals around Europe. He also finally met and performed live with his big inspiration and influence Tommy Emmanuel, this happened during Emmanuel's concert in Helsingborg, Sweden late 2012 at Helsingborgs Konserthus.[5]

Since then Esmann has released multiple studio albums, EP's and continued touring in various countries around the world. He also worked as a promoter and tour manager for Sungha Jung and Andy McKee from 2014 to 2015, arranging and managing concerts in Scandinavia.[6][7] Gabriella Quevedo and Esmann himself also performed during these tours.[8][9]

Acoustic Guitarist of the Year (Finalist)[edit]

In 2018, Esmann became a finalist in the world reknowned guitar competition "Acoustic Guitarist of The Year" by MusicRadar.[1] Alongside him were the other two finalists Karlijn Langendijk from the Netherlands and Alexandr Misko from Russia. The judges of the competition were Jon Gomm, Mike Dawes and Tommy Emmanuel, which declared Misko as the winner.[10]

Esmann performed his own original song "D-Day" from his 2018 release "EP".[11] Even though Esmann didn't win he stated in an interview with TV 2 Øst, that this competition really gave his career a much needed push.[12]


Casper Esmann primarely uses Kepma Guitars[13], D'Addario strings[14], G7th capos[15], Udo Roesner amps[16] and Black Mountain Picks[17].


In early 2019 Esmann was awarded the "Slagelse Kommunes Anerkendelsespris" recognition award for his accomplishments as well as acting as an ambassador for young people in Slagelse.[18]



  • Running Sushi (2011)
  • EP (2018)

Studio albums[edit]

  • The Nocturnal Chase (2013)
  • Blossom Dance (2017)
  • Fingerstyle Arrangements (2018)
  • Quandary (2020)

Guest appearances[edit]

  • "曼陀羅Man Tuo Luo" - 龍千玉Long Qianyu (2017)[19]
  • "伊的形影" - 張艾莉Elly Chang (2017)[20]
  • "Color Of My Soul" - Maya Pop (2017)[21]

Other appearances[edit]


  1. 1.0 1.1 August 2018, MusicRadar Team 24. "Acoustic Guitarist of the Year 2018 finalists revealed!". MusicRadar. Retrieved 2021-06-08. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 "Video: X-Factor fysisk pinsel for Casper". (in dansk). 2018-02-02. Retrieved 2021-06-08.
  3. "Casper Esmann - Official Website". casper-esmann (in dansk). Retrieved 2021-06-08.
  4. "Running Sushi Casper Esmann instrumental fingerstyle guitar cd". Guitaren.DK (in dansk). 2011-11-10. Retrieved 2021-06-08.
  5. Tommy Emmanuel & Casper Esmann - Cannonball Rag (Merle Travis), retrieved 2021-06-08
  6. "Verdensnavn til Slagelse - af kærlighed til byen". (in dansk). 2014-06-17. Retrieved 2021-06-08.
  7. "Guitar-ekvilibrisme i verdensklasse". (in dansk). 2014-09-15. Retrieved 2021-06-08.
  8. Weibull, Fredrik (2014-09-19). ""Klickmonster" spelar på Jönköpingsteatern". SVT Nyheter (in svenska). Retrieved 2021-06-08.
  9. Radio, Sveriges. "Världsartisterna Gabriella Quevedo och Sungha Jung i P4 Förmiddag - P4 Göteborg". (in svenska). Retrieved 2021-06-08.
  10. October 2018, MusicRadar01. "Guitarist of the Year 2018 winners revealed!". MusicRadar. Retrieved 2021-06-08.
  11. October 2018, MusicRadar10. "Watch 2018's incredible Acoustic Guitarist of the Year finalists in action". MusicRadar. Retrieved 2021-06-08.
  12. "Casper er nu kåret som verdens næstbedste guitarist". TV2 ØST (in dansk). Retrieved 2021-06-08.
  13. "Casper Esmann". 卡马吉他官方网站 (in 中文). 2019-07-27. Retrieved 2021-06-08.
  14. "Casper Esmann - Official Website". casper-esmann (in dansk). Retrieved 2021-06-08.
  15. "Vote for Casper Esmann on". Retrieved 2021-06-08.
  16. Administrator. "Casper Esmann – udo roesner amps". Retrieved 2021-06-08.
  17. "Artists". Black Mountain Picks. Retrieved 2021-06-08.
  18. "Sublim og prisværdig aften med Casper Esmann". (in dansk). 2019-04-16. Retrieved 2021-06-08.
  19. 【首播】龍千玉-曼陀羅(官方完整版MV) HD, retrieved 2021-06-08
  20. 張艾莉《 伊的形影》官方MV│金曲獎歌曲, retrieved 2021-06-08
  21. MAYA Pop - Color Of My Soul [Official Music Video], retrieved 2021-06-08
  22. (Stevie Wonder) Superstition - Casper Esmann & Sungha Jung, retrieved 2021-06-08
  23. #1tv - L.I.G.A, retrieved 2021-06-08
  24. (Good Morning Denmark) All Of Me - Sungha Jung & Casper Esmann, retrieved 2021-06-08
  25. "Casper er nu kåret som verdens næstbedste guitarist". TV2 ØST (in dansk). Retrieved 2021-06-08.

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