Hardenberger is the greatest trumpet soloist today and it is not only
for his phenomenal virtuosity that he is held in such high regard.
Alongside the classical repertory Hardenberger is the most noted
pioneer of new trumpet works. Håkan
Hardenberger performs with the world's leading orchestras, including
the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Chicago Symphony, Wiener Philharmoniker,
Royal Stockholm Philharmonic, London Symphony, The Philharmonia, Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks
and NHK Symphony Orchestra. Conductors he regularly collaborates with
include Pierre Boulez, Mikko Franck, Alan Gilbert, Daniel Harding,
Paavo Järvi, Ingo Metzmacher, Andris Nelsons, Esa-Pekka Salonen, John
Storgårds, Thomas Dausgaard and David Zinman. The
works written for, and championed by Hardenberger, stand as key
highlights in the repertory and include works of Sir Harrison
Birtwistle, Hans Werner Henze, Rolf Martinsson, Olga Neuwirth, Arvo
Pärt and Mark Anthony Turnage and HK Gruber's concerto Aerial, which has received in excess of 50 performances by Hardenberger.
extensive discography on the Philips, EMI and BIS Records labels
includes his most recent solo CD (BIS), and a disc of Turnage, Gruber
and Eotvös works with Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra and Peter Eötvös
(Deutsche Grammophon). He recently recorded Neuwirth miramondo multiplo with the Gustav Mahler Jugendorchester and Ingo Metzmacher (Kairos) and Gruber Busking with the Swedish Chamber Orchestra (BIS), release 2010.
in 2009/10 include appearances with the New York Philharmonic and Alan
Gilbert, a Spanish tour with the London Symphony Orchestra and Daniel
Harding ending in London, concerts with the City of Birmingham Symphony
Orchestra and Andris Nelsons in Birmingham and Germany, Dresdner
Philharmonie, Helsinki Philharmonic, Swedish Radio Symphony and Seoul
Philharmonic. Hardenberger extends his play and direct activities in
performances with the Helsinki Philharmonic and at Malmö Opera,
conducting Stravinsky's opera Oedipus Rex.
Following the world premiere of Francesconi's new work Hard Pace
with the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia and Antonio Pappano,
Hardenberger looks forward to further premieres this season with Bergen
Philharmonic and Radio Symphony Frankfurt. Gruber's new concerto Busking receives its US premiere with St Paul Chamber Orchestra, the UK premiere with BBC Philharmonic.In
recital, Hardenberger has key partnerships with pianists Roland
Pöntinen and Jan Lundgren, Swedish poet Jacques Werup and with
percussionist Colin Currie.
Håkan Hardenberger was born in Malmö, Sweden. He
began studying the trumpet at the age of eight with Bo Nilsson in Malmö
and continued his studies both at the Paris Conservatoire, with Pierre
Thibaud, and in Los Angeles with Thomas Stevens. He is a professor at the Malmö Conservatoire and the Royal Northern College of Music Manchester.