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, Maurice André, Dennis Brain and Jean-Babtiste Arbane, 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 Sypphony 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.
Alongside his activities as principal conductor Lindberg has major conducting collaborations with Norrköping Symphony Orchestra (performing and recording all the symphonies by Allan Pettersson), Royal Flemish Philharmonic(a major project performing and recording music by Stenhammar), The Royal Liverpool Philharmonic (a second major conducting residency in 2017), Nürnberger Symphoniker (various projects including music by Lindberg himself, Allan Pettersson, Grieg, Högberg, Tchaikovsky and Beethoven), The Swedish Chamber Orchestra (music by Lindberg, Schubert, Ginastera, Bizet and Andrea Tarrodi), Ulster Orchestra (music by Lindberg, Dvorak, Nielsen, Grieg and Sibelius), RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra of Ireland (music by Tchaikovsky, Lindberg, Sibelius, and Sandström) and Taipei Symphony Orchestra (Bernstein, Lindberg, Tchaikovsky and Pettersson.)
Lindberg also conducts orchestras such as the Nippon Yomiuri Symphony Orchestra, Beijing Symphony Orchestra, Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra, Verdi Orchestra Milano, Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Gürzenich-Orchester Köln, Jyväskyllä Symphony Orchestra, Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra, Malmö Symphony Orchestra, Deutsche Staatsphilharmonie, Extremadura Orchestra, Umeå Symphony Orchestra, Tiroler Symphonieorchester, Het Noord Nederland Orkest, Het Gelders Orkest, Poznan Symphony Orchestra, Danish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Jenaer Philharmonie, Oulu Symphony Orchestra, Euscadi Orchestra, Maggio Fiorentino, Haydn Orchestra Bolzano, Northern Sinfonia, Helsinki Philharmonics, Lahti Symphony Orchestra, Cape Philharmonic, Aarhus Symphony Orchestra, Shanghai Opera Orchestra, Iceland Symphony Orchestra, Württembergische Philharmonie, Stuttgart Radio Orchestra, National Orchestra of Brazil and Tenerife Symphony Orchestra to name a few.
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, Swedish Chamber Orchestra, , Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra, Trondheim Soloists, Sion Musik Festival, Nordland Musikfestuke, Vertavo Quartet, Vib’bone Duo, Sergio Carolino and the Wild Gang, Arctic Philharmonic Orchestra, Norrköping Symphony Orchestra, Bones Apart, Anders Wall Foundation, Hardanger International Music Festival and Share Music Sweden and Verdi Orchestra Milano.
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.
Christian Lindberg’s own philosophy regarding his work as a composer is simple: I do not write in any style whatsoever! I just listen to what my brain and my soul tell me, and what I hear I simply put down on paper. To say anything more about my work would be pretentious nonsense.
Click on the following links for the latest info on Christian Lindberg:
* Stunning reviews for Swedish Premiére of Pettersson 13
* World Premiere of Christian Lindberg Golden Eagle in Taipei
* Christian Lindberg Video Flashes Spring 2014
* About the CD "Tangophoria!!"