Ole Edvard Antonsen is regarded worldwide as one of today’s most prominent trumpet soloists. He has performed at prestigious venues in more than 40 countries, including Carnegie Hall in New York, the Musikverein in Vienna, Suntory Hall in Tokyo, Sydney Opera House, the Barbican in London and the Philharmonie in Berlin, appearing with orchestras such as the Berliner Philharmoniker, London Symphony Orchestra, BBC Philharmonic, Academy of St Martin in the Fields, Australian Chamber Orchestra and Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra, and with eminent conductors including Mariss Jansons, Kent Nagano, Philippe Herreweghe and Dmitri Kitayenko.
A remarkably versatile musician, Antonsen has also enjoyed collaborations with musicians in the field of pop and rock, including John Miles, Mark King from Level 42, Lisa Stansfield and Ute Lemper, as well as jazz ensembles such as the Metropole Orchestra, Willem Breuker Kollektif and his own groups. As a conductor, Antonsen has appeared with orchestras and ensembles such as the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra, Saõ Paulo Symphony Orchestra and the Gothenburg Symphony Brass Ensemble, as well as conducting the inaugurational project in 2006 of ‘World of Winds’, an international wind orchestra. From 2006 until 2010 he was the principal conductor and artistic leader of the Royal Norwegian Air Force Band, a position he currently holds with Norwegian Wind Orchestra.
An extensive and wide-ranging discography has brought him awards and recognition, and in 2007 Ole Edvard Antonsen was appointed Commander of the Royal Norwegian Order of St Olav. He has premièred more than 60 large-scale works written especially for him. In recent years he has himself composed a number of works under the heading ‘Musical Landscapes’, performing them at some 350 concerts worldwide.
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