Christian Lindberg - Conductor and Music Director
Christian Lindberg’s achievements for the trombone can only be compared with those of Paganini for the violin or Liszt for the piano. Having premièred over 300 works for the trombone (over 90 major concertos) recorded over 70 solo CDs, having an international solo competition created in his name, been voted greatest brass player in history ahead of celebrities such as Wynton Marsalys, Dennis Brain and Maurice André, 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, and recent successes includes standing ovation at his conducting debut in Musikverein, an equally successful televised conducting debut in Suntory Hall with Nippon Yomiuri Symphony Orchestra, stunning reviews for his conductng debuts in Salzburg Grosses Festspielhaus, Tonhalle Düsseldorf, Meistersingerhalle Nürnberg, He is regularly working with orchestras such as Nippon Yomiuri Symphony Orchestra, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, Royal Flemish Philharmonic, Royal Stockholm Philharmonic, New Zealand Symphony, Düsseldorfer Symphoniker, RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra of Ireland and Ulster Orchestra to name a few. In 2009 Lindberg signed contract as principal conductor with his third orchestra, The Norwegian Arctic Philharmonic Orchestra (the two previous ones being Nordic Chamber Orchestra 2004-2011 and Swedish Wind Ensemble 2005-2012). He has now just prolonged his contract for the 4th time, and their collaboration runs for the moment up to 2019 including major recording projects on BIS (Tchaikovsky Symphonies and more), a major tour throughout Japan, European tours as well as several appearances throughout the Arctic region. As a composer Lindberg has been constantly busy with commissions since he wrote his first composition Arabenne for Trombone and Strings in 1997-98 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,Verdi Orchestra Milano, Royal Flemish Philharmonic, and Royal Liverpool Philharmonic. Future commissions include a trumpet concerto commissioned by the Swedish Chamber Orchestra and Västerås Sinfonietta a concerto for Evelyn Glennie, Christian Lindberg and orchestra commissioned by the Cheltenham Festival, a piece for Liverpool Philharmonic and a major orchestral piece inspired by Stravinsky Rite of Spring, co- commissioned by Royal Flemish Philharmonic and other orchestras to be announced at a later stage.