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Håkan Hardenberger

Håkan Hardenberger is one of the world’s leading soloists, consistently recognized for his phenomenal performances and tireless innovation. Alongside his performances of the classical repertory, he is also renowned as a pioneer of significant and virtuosic new trumpet works. Hardenberger performs with the world’s foremost orchestras, including the Berlin and Vienna Philharmonic Orchestras, New York Philharmonic, Boston and Chicago Symphony Orchestras, London Symphony Orchestra, Gewandhausorchester Leipzig, Concertgebouworkest and Radio France Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductors with whom he collaborates regularly include Alan Gilbert, Daniel Harding, Ingo Metzmacher, Andris Nelsons, Sakari Oramo, Jukka-Pekka Saraste and John Storgårds. The works written for Hardenberger stand as highlights in his repertory and include compositions by Sir Harrison Birtwistle, Brett Dean, Helen Grime, HK Gruber, Hans Werner Henze, Betsy Jolas, György Ligeti, Arvo Pärt, Tōru Takemitsu, Mark-Anthony Turnage, Rolf Wallin and Jörg Widmann among others. His recording début in 1985, on BIS, formed the start of a distinguished and extensive discography on numerous labels. For BIS, Hardenberger has recorded music by Brett Dean, Luca Francesconi, H K Gruber and Arvo Pärt among others. Hardenberger also conducts orchestras such as the BBC Philharmonic, Saint Paul and Swedish Chamber Orchestras, Dresden Philharmonic Orchestra, Real Filharmonía de Galicia and Malmö Symphony Orchestra. In recital he has duo partnerships with pianist Roland Pöntinen and percussionist Colin Currie. Håkan Hardenberger was born in Malmö. He began studying the trumpet at the age of eight with Bo Nilsson and continued his studies at the Paris Conservatoire with Pierre Thibaud and in Los Angeles with Thomas Stevens. He is a professor at the Malmö Academy of Music.

Håkan Hardenberger plays French Trumpet Concertos
The Brandenburg Project
Stories - Trumpet Concertos
Beamish, Jolas & Neuwirth concertos pioneered by Håkan Hardenber...
Håkan Hardenberger plays Dean & Francesconi
Sally Beamish - The Singing
Håkan Hardenberger plays Gruber & Schwertsik
BIS-1884 CD
Håkan Hardenberger - Both Sides, Now
CD of the Week, DR (Danish Radio)
HK Gruber - Busking
BIS-1781 CD
DVD: Christian Lindberg - The Total Musician
BIS-1678 DVD
Exposed Throat - Trumpet Recital
BIS-1281 CD
Trumpet Concertos by Pärt, Tamberg and Martinsson
BIS-1208 CD
"Décapant comme un verre d'aquavit." Diapason
Prières sans paroles - French Music for trumpet and organ
Håkan Hardenberger plays Swedish Trumpet Concertos
BIS-1021 CD
Holmboe - Brass Concertos
BIS-802 CD
Tubin - Requiem for Fallen Soldiers
BIS-297 CD
The Virtuoso Trumpet
BIS-287 CD
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