Ole Edward Antonsen

A shining star in Scandinavia, who has been acclaimed as a talent since Andre and has steadily built a brilliant career!

Super Trumpeter!

Ole Edvard Antonsen

Born in Norway in 1962. In 1982, at the age of 20, he graduated from the Norwegian National Academy of Music with the first prize as a brass player. In 1987, he won the Geneva International Music Competition unanimously, and in 1989, won the UNESCO International Competition in Bratislava. In 1990, he left the Oslo Phil and started his solo career. Carnegie Hall (New York), Vienna Musikverein, Suntory Hall (Tokyo), Opera House (Sydney), Barbican Hall (London), Philharmonie (Berlin), as well as Olympiahalle in Munich, Olympic Stadium in Seoul He has performed in more than 40 countries.

Berliner Philharmoniker, Dresden Philharmonic Orchestra, Leipzig Symphony Orchestra, Suisse Romande Orchestra, Czech Philharmonic Orchestra, BBC Radio Symphony Orchestra, Belgian National Orchestra, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Bergen Philharmonic, German Chamber Orchestra, Festival Strings, Academy Chamber He has performed with world-famous orchestras such as the Kan, the Australian Chamber Orchestra, and the Trondheim Soloists. He has performed with world-famous conductors such as Mariss Jansons, Kent Nagano, Geoffrey Tate, Wolfgang Sawallisch, Philipp Herreweghe, Dmitri Kitajanko, and Jirzy Bielohlavek.

While active as a chamber musician, he has also held recitals with Wayne Marshall (organ) and Horval Gimse (piano) in European countries, the United States, Japan and South America. He has also been invited to major music festivals around the world, including Schleswig-Holstein, Rheingau, Ludwigsburg, Flanders, Oslo, Bergen and Istanbul.

Actively working on collaborations with top artists such as pop, rock and jazz, John Miles, Mark King (Level 42), Lisa Stansfield, Ute Lemper, Secret Garden, Willem Breuker and his He has performed with the ensemble Willem Breuker Collectiv and others. He is also active in contemporary music and has premiered over 50 works composed for him. The fanfare performances of the Winter Olympics in Albertville in 1992 and Lillehammer in 1994 attracted attention from all over the world.

He is also active as a conductor, conducting famous Nordic orchestras such as the Stavanger Symphony Orchestra, the Trondheim Symphony Orchestra, and the Bergen Philharmonic. In 2006, he presided over the “World of Winds” orchestra project. In the same year, he was appointed Chief Conductor and Artistic Director of the Royal Norwegian Air Force Military Band.

Over 60 CD releases (from BIS, etc.) cover all genres, including an album of baroque works conducted by Jeffrey Tate and the English Chamber Orchestra, a collaboration with organist Wayne Marshall, and Shostakovich's piano and piano performances with the Berliner Philharmoniker conducted by Jansons. His concerto for trumpet, 20th century trumpet solo album with Sawallisch, and "New Sound of Baroque" with Trondheim Soloists have all been well received. His pop solo album 'Tour de Force', released in 1992, sold over 140,000 copies in Norway alone and became a hot topic. 2007 BIS released 'The Golden Age of Cornet' which won the French 'Diapason d'Or'. In recent years, he has also started composing music, has released a number of his own works on CD, toured under the title of “Musical Landscapes”, and performed in over 200 concert halls around the world.

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