Christian Lindberg

Having premiered over 300 works for the trombone (over 30 major concertos), recorded over 70 solo CDs, having an international solo competition created in his name, been voted Brass Player of the 20th Century side by side with Miles Davis and Louis Armstrong, Christian Lindberg is today nothing less than a living legend.

On top of his unrivalled career as a trombonist, Lindberg has now also embarked on a highly successful conducting career, including major conducting engagements in Musikverein, Suntory Hall, at Beethovenfest, in Salzburg Festspielhaus, Tonhalle Düsseldorf, Meistersingerhalle, Nürnberg and National Centre for the Performing Arts (The Giant Egg) in Beijing, with orchestras such as Nippon Yomiuri Symphony Orchestra, Beijing Symphony Orchestra, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, Royal Flemish Philharmonic, Royal Stockholm Philharmonic, New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, Düsseldorfer Symphoniker, Irish National Philharmonic, and Ulster Orchestra to name a few.

In 2009, Lindberg signed a contract as Principal Conductor with his third orchestra, The Norwegian Arctic Philharmonic Orchestra (the two previous being the Nordic Chamber Orchestra 2004-2011 and Swedish Wind Ensemble 2005-2012). Since then, he has prolonged his contract twice and their collaboration runs for the moment up to 2017 including major recording projects on BIS (Tchaikovsky Symphonies No. 4-6 among other things), a major tour throughout Japan and performances at Beethovenfest, Musikverein and Salzburg Festspielhaus.

As a composer, Lindberg has been constantly busy with commissions since he wrote his first composition, Arabenne for Trombone and Strings, in 1997-1998 as a pure experiment. Orchestras around the world have been queuing up, and he has composed over 50 works on commission from, among others, The Chicago Symphony Orchestra, The Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra, Hessische Rundfunk, Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Swedish Chamber Orchestra, Verdi Orchestra Milano, Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra, Trondheim Soloists, Sion Musik Festival, Nordland Musikfestuke, Vertavo Quartet, Vib'bone Duo, Sergio Carolino and the Wild Gang, Arctic Philharmonic Orchestra, Bones Apart, and Share Music Sweden. 

Christian Lindberg's own philosophy regarding his work as a composer is simple: I do not write in any style whatsoever! I just listen to what my brain and my soul tell me, and what I hear I simply put down on paper. To say anything more about my work would be pretentious nonsense.

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Christian Lindberg