|An incomparable virtuoso of the trombone, Christian Lindberg mesmerizes audiences and orchestras all over the world with his charismatic performances of a wide repertoire ranging from the classics to adventurous contemporary works. He has in fact inspired more than sixty composers (including Arvo Pärt, Iannis Xenakis, Luciano Berio, Toru Takemitsu and Sofia Gubaidulina) to write works especially for him. Lindberg regularly collaborates with the most prominent conductors and performs with the world’s top orchestras, including the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, BBC Symphony Orchestra, Philharmonia Orchestra, Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, Australian Chamber Orchestra and St. Paul Chamber Orchestra.
The same indomitable energy and musical courage which in a recent poll earned Christian Lindberg a place among the ten most prominent brass players of the twentieth century (along with Louis Armstrong and Miles Davis) is taking him in new directions and he is now also pursuing a career as a conductor.
Having appeared with such orchestras as the Jena Philharmonie, the Swedish Chamber Orchestra and the Swedish Wind Ensemble, he is increasingly in demand for conducting engagements over the world. Already well established as a composer after such successful works as Arabenne and Mandrake in the Corner (on BIS-CD-888 and BIS-CD-1128 respectively), Christian Lindberg receives a large number of commissions – from individual musicians as well as from institutions such as the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and the Scottish Chamber Orchestra.
On BIS Records alone, Christian Lindberg’s discography already numbers some thirty titles – recordings which have contributed to his standing as the hero and rôle model for a new generation of brass players. Together with the Conn instrument company he has also developed the trombone further. Lindberg’s contributions to international musical life has not gone unrewarded: he has for instance been granted the honorary title of Prince Consort Professor of Trombone at the Royal College of Music in London. In 2004 he received the Royal Swedish Gold Medal ‘Litteris et Artibus’ from the King of Sweden.
Christian Lindberg spends his recreation time together with his four children, playing basketball and enjoying the beautiful surroundings on his peninsula in the Stockholm archipelago, while keeping in shape by running marathons.
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