Håkan Hardenberger is the greatest trumpet soloist today and it is not only for his phenomenal virtuosity that he is held in such high regard; the notable list of works written for Hardenberger include works by Birtwistle, Henze, Pärt and Turnage. H.K.Gruber’s concerto Aerial, premiered at the BBC Proms in 1999, has received no fewer than 40 performances by Hardenberger, while Olga Neuwirth’s concerto “O…miramando multiplo…” received its world premiere at the 2006 Salzburg Festival with the Vienna Philharmonic and Pierre Boulez.
Håkan Hardenberger performs with the world’s leading orchestras, including the Chicago Symphony, Vienna, London and Los Angeles Philharmonics, London Symphony Orchestra, The Philharmonia, Orchester des Bayerische Rundfunk, and NHK Symphony Orchestra. He has formed longstanding partnerships with conductors including Paavo Berglund, Pierre Boulez, Alan Gilbert, Daniel Harding, Neeme Järvi, Ingo Metzmacher, Esa-Pekka Salonen, John Storgårds, Thomas Dausgaard and David Zinman.
Hardenberger has an extensive discography with Philips, EMI and BIS Records. A 2006 disc of Turnage, Gruber and Eotvös for Deutsche Grammophon received high praise. He has several unique recital partnerships; with pianists Aleksandar Madžar and Roland Pöntinen; with percussionist Colin Currie, and a collaboration with Swedish poet Jacques Werup and jazz pianist Jan Lundgren. He is a professor at the Malmö Conservatoire and a Fellow of the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester.
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