christian lindberg

An artist that cannot be explained by common sense,
with an exciting performance
A super entertainer who always challenges high artistic expression!


A genius soloist who is known as "Paganini the Trombone".


Born in Sweden on the 15th of February 1958. He started playing the trombone at the age of 17 and entered the Royal College of Music in Stockholm  two years later.

At the same time, he joined the Stockholm Royal Opera Orchestra, but on top of that he also studied abroad at the Royal College of Music in England to become a soloist.

At the age of 25, he performed with the Stockholm Philharmonic and made his solo debut.

Since then, he has collaborated with famous orchestras such as the Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra and also the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra, showing his outstanding technique and deep musicality to countries around the world. He has won numerous competitions and won the prestigious Franck Martin Competition as well as the Maria Martin Prize.

Always ambitious, he develops his repertoire, he has composed a large amount of pieces, from original pieces to large-scale arrangements, and works dedicated to contemporary composers. In addition, "Motorcycle Excursion" and "Don Quixote", which were completed through careful planning with the native composer Jan Sundström, have created a sensational topic and have been performed frequently around the world. His spectacular activities include television and radio appearances, concerts, CDs, and the first LD release as a brass instrument player. In 1992, a documentary program produced by four European joint broadcasters accompanying concert tours in countries around the world, including Japan, was broadcast in European countries on Eurovision. In 1994, he won the British BBC "The Classical Musical Award" together with the world's top artists such as conductor Claudio Abbado and cello Yo-Yo Ma. In addition to giving recitals in Japan since 1991, he has been attracting attention for his collaborations with Yomikyo, New Japan Philharmonic Orchestra, Nippon Philharmonic Orchestra, Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra, Kioi Sinfonietta, and Ensemble Kanazawa.

He has performed with prestigious orchestras such as the Berliner Philharmoniker, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, and BBC Symphony Orchestra, and has been named one of the greatest brass players of the 20th century, alongside Louis Armstrong, Miles Davis, Dennis Brain, and Maurice André. The Podre de Pallabre lists Lindbergh as one of classical music's greatest voices, along with Kreisler, Rubinstein, Rostropovich, Oistrakh, and Galway. Valencia, Spain, also hosts the Christian Lindbergh International Trombone Competition named after him. At the Royal College of Music, London, he was given the title of Prince Consort Professor Emeritus, and in 2005, he was awarded the prestigious Order of Merit "Litteris et Artibus" by the King of Sweden. To date, more than 80 works have been dedicated by Berio, Xenakis, Toru Takemitsu, and Taneji, and more than 300 works have been premiered

In 2009, he was appointed Chief Conductor of the Norwegian Arctic Philharmonic Orchestra.

As a composer, in 1997-1998 he composed his first work "Arabenne" (for trombone and strings). Over 50 works have been commissioned by the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra, Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Swedish Chamber Orchestra and others.

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