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Lindberg´s music had plenty of colours and spunk...the lamentation of Lindberg´s score was memorable indeed.
The London Times

Not since the Vaughan-Williams´ tuba concerto has there been such beautiful melodic writing for a brass instrument
Chicago Sun Times

Lindberg underscored his credentials as a serious conductor with a barnstorming account of Sibelius´s Second Symphony...
The Guardian, London

You could stick a kazoo in his hands,
and he’d sell the concert hall out

The New York Times

Lindberg as a conductor was a tremendous experience. Nothing is left to chance in his hands.
Review German conducting dèbut Deutsche Staatsphilharmonie

He led a performance of Sibelius´ Second Symphony
that I never expect to hear bested

US conducting debut, Phoenix Symphony Orchestra

…totally in harmony with Tchaikovsky´s own intention with neither excesses nor understatements, but with the passion always present.
Dagens Nyheter

Successful with restrained force, earnestness and psychological calculus, a masterful performance by the highly ambitious conductor Lindberg.
Südwestpresse, Stuttgart

Lindberg is an accomplished composer and the
Concerto was the highlight of the evening

World Premiére Tuba Concerto

He gives classical music a completely new face.
With the lightness of a ballet dancer he created a light,
crisp and fresh interpretation.

Conducting Debut Lahti Symphony Orchestra

The next time this marvel is in town, don´t stay away
The London Times

...a force of nature. His energy and enthusiasm are unrivaled and he understands how to establish an instant connection with an orchestra.
Hans Verbugt, Royal Flemish Philharmonic

His body language is part of his success…the car industry in Scandinavia might be in crisis, but when it comes to music can only say: Respect Old Swede!
Nürnberger Zeintung




Schedule

 

CHRISTIAN LINDBERG SCHEDULE 2017-2019


2017


19-25 June Conducting BBCSO Orchestra

Christian Lindberg: This will be the first time that I conduct a BBC orchestra, and one of the pieces will be Sandström ́s beautiful double concerto ”Echoes of Eternity”, Rossini, La Gaza Ladra, Wagner Maistersinger Overture and my own piece "The Waves of Wollongong".


26 June-11 July Conducting Israel NK Orchestra ”When the Public Decides”

Christian Lindberg: The Israel Kibbutz Choir has for long been one of Izrael ́s most important choirs, and together with them we are presenting the audience with a chocie of 5 symphonies, 5 pieces for choir and orchestra and 5 overtures!! In addition to this we perform 3 movements from Seter ́s wonderful Sabbath Cantata. . 8 concerts througout Israel


1-5 August Masterclass Schleswig Holstein Music Festival

Christian Lindberg: It was a true pleasure to perform yet another major 5 days masterclass in Schleswig Holstein Music Festival after 19 years without any major masterclass. Therefore I decided to once again join this great festival in what Abbie Conant used to call ”Masterclass from Hell”.


12-27 August Tour with European Union Youth Orchestra

Christian Lindberg: Only twice this season I perform with another conductor, Zubin Mehta later and here Vasilij Petrenko. It is a tour all over Europe and the piece i will perform with him and his European Union Youth Orchestra is my latest concerto ”Golden Eagle”.


4-10 September Conducting Nordic Chamber Orchestra

Christian Lindberg: My old friends in the North has once again invited me, and this time they have commissioned the 100th trombone concerto written for me! With this piece written by Per Egland for conducting trombonist I will open their season 2017-18 which of course is a great honor for me, who was their music director from 2004-2011 making my first orchestra tour to Japan and together making no less than 5 CDs together for BIS.


18-24 September Conducting Norrköping Symphony Orchestra

Christian Lindberg: Pettersson ́s 2nd Violin Concerto is almost like a symphony. Based on a Barefoot song it has touched a whole generation of Pettersson fans, and it is particularly esciting to be able to do this wonderful piece with the Swedish violinist Ulf Wallin. In addition to this we will do Sibelius wonderful second symphony.


25-30 Sep Conducting Norwegian Arctic Philharmonic

 

Christian Lindberg: Sibelius 2nd symphony was the first symphony we performed when Arctic Philharmonic was founded in 2009, and here it is time again! This beautiful symphony will once again sound in Bodö and Tromsö before bringing it on our first tour to Japan. Soloist on the tour is Peter Jablonski in Grieg Piano Concerto


4-7 October August Conducting Nürnberger Symphoniker

Christian Lindberg: Old friends are important to me! I always enjoyed my weeks with Nurnberger Symphoniker in the great Meistersingerhalle, and this time I have been asked to perform my own music as much as possible. The program is not yet decided, but I would like to do a big wonderful symphony as well as playing and conducting my concerto ”Golden Eagle”.


9-20 October Tour in Japan with Norwegian Arctic Philharmonic

Christian Lindberg: To tour Japan is for me one of the highlights of my life. This country has an apreciation for classical western music that one very seldom experiences in other parts of the world. The concentration when they listen is wonderful!! For this tour we have released our Box of Tchaikovsky ́s last three symphonies, and on the program is Petetique, as well as Grieg Piano Concerto and Sibelius Symphony no 2.


21 October-4 November Conducting Israel NK Orchestra ”The Great Opening”

Christian Lindberg: Streight after Japan it is time to open the season with my own orchestra in Israel. We are still in the process of discussing soloist and program in our artistic board, but I can assure you all that it will be just as promised ”The Great Opening”


21 November-2 December Conducting Israel NK Orchestra ”Breathtaking Virtuosity”

Christian Lindberg: One of the most impressive artists I ever came across is the trumpeter Pacho Flores. His virtuosity is enormous and in our program called Breathtaking Virtuosityit is quite obvious that I would select him as my soloist. Together with our own trumpeter Guy Sarig he will perform Vivaldi double concerto as well as my own trumpet concerto Akbank Bunka.


4-7 December Conducting Swedish Chamber Orchestra

Christian Lindberg: Once again with joy working with my old friend Swedish Chamber Orchesta, This week I will perform my own trombone concerto Golden Eagle, but the rest of the program is still to be decided.


8-10 December Conducting Swedish Chamber Orchestra

Christian Lindberg: A second program with this wonderful orchestra will include the internationally respected soloist on guitar,Göran Sölscher, Once again with joy working with my old friend Swedish Chamber Orchestra.


2018


8-15 January Conducting Norrköping Symphony Orchestra

Christian Lindberg: Recording of Pettersson Violin Concerto with Ulf Wallin


16-28 January Conducting Israel NK Orchestra ”The Unexpected Guest”

Christian Lindberg: Here we will explore an unexpected guest, and our guest this time will be ”The Angel of Light” or Lucifer as he also is called. A Program including music by Schubert, Tartini, Sibelius and myself. . 8 concerts througout Israel


29 Jan-2 February Conducting Beethoven Orchester Bonn

Christian Lindberg: Dan Styffe did already in 2015 find a commissioner for a double bass concerto, and when I was offered to choose the orchestra I wanted to make the world premiereof this piece my thoughts went to an orchestra I have enjoyed working with a lot, Beethoven Orchestra in Bonn.


3 February-3 March: Period reserved for 60 Year Celebration

Christian Lindberg: I have decided to take this period completely off playing, conducting and composing. Just celebrate this very special weeks for me with my closest friends.


5-9 March Conducting Norwegian Arctic Philharmonic

Christian Lindberg: Once again time to tour Arctic Philharmonic, here in winter dreams by Tchaikovsky, and we are looking forwards also to a guest appearance in Innsbruck.


19-24 March Conducting Royal Flemish Philharmonic

 

Christian Lindberg: The second orchestra to join the big orchestra commission on the piece inspired by Rite of Spring is Royal Flemish Philharmonic. The program will also include my piece for nine trombones and orchestra The Waves of Wollongong.
 


26-28 March Conducting Liverpool Philharmonic


Christian Lindberg: This concert will include Bernstein´s Symphony no 1 with the great Swedish singer Anna Larsson, as well as Brahms Alto Raphsody. The concert is also a release concert for our Bernstein Recording that we made in August 2016.


5-9 April Conducting Württtembergische Philharmonie

Christian Lindberg: Wuertembergische Phlharmonie has been great friend throughout my career, and it is great to havet hem as one of the co-commissioners for the piece I am writing for big orchestra.In addition to this piece I will also lay Leopold Mozart Concerto from 1755 and conduct Stenhammar Excelsior and Bernstein On the Waterfront.


16-19 April Conducting Norwegian Arctic Philharmonic

Christian Lindberg: This program is featuring the orchestra in the most exciting repertoire there is for orchestra! So far we will keep it unofficial, but in due time we will announce the whole program.


21-23 April Performing Mandrake in the Corner in Lille France

Christian Lindberg: The relationship with Norrköping Symphony Orchestra is gradually becoming more and more friendly and I am so much looking forwards to this tour to Sout America!! On the program is my trombone concerto Golden Eagle, but the rest of the program still open.


7-21 May Tour with Israel Philharmonic/Zubin Mehta

Christian Lindberg: To work with Zubin Mehta is no less than a dream for any soloist, so to be asked by him to do a tour with his wonderful Israel Philharmonic is like 10 christmas evenings! On the program: Berio ́s wonderful concerto SOLO that he dedicated to me in 1999.


23 May-10 June European tour with Norrköping Symphony Orchestra

Christian Lindberg: Time for the major promo tour for Allan Pettersson!! Here we have the best possible soloists to attract the audiences: Anna Larsson in Mahler Rückert Lieder and Benjamin Schmid in Beethoven Violin Concerto. The symphony we are promoting is the divine number 7!


24 June- 8 July Conducting Israel NK Orchestra ”When the Public Decides”

Christian Lindberg: Closing my second season with Israel NK Orchestra in a program where once again a choir will be involved and the audience will have the possibility to decide. 8 concerts througout Israel.


10-25 August Tour with Norwegian Arctic Philharmonic

Christian Lindberg: Once again time for touring Europe, mainly western Europé with the Arctic Philharmonic. Program not yet official


 27 August-3 September Conducting Royal Flemish Philharmonic

Christian Lindberg: Opening the season with Royal Flemish Philharmonic Orchestra at St Jans plan together with the one and only Dame Evelyn Glennie in my piece Liverpool Lullabies


3-9 September Conducting Royal Flemish Philharmonic

 

Christian Lindberg: It is a great pleasure to be able to do my 5th composer´s portrait CD with one of my favorite orchestras The Royal Flemish Philharmonic. The CD will include my new 35 minute long orchestra piece, Liverpool Lullabies for Trombone Percussion and orchestra and my piece for 9 trombones "Waves of Wollongong".


23-30 September Conducting Philharmonic Orchestra of Bogota


7-21 October Conducting Israel NK Orchestra ”The Great Opening”

 

Christian Lindberg: Opening my third season with the wonderful Israel NK Orchestra, Program not yet official 8 concerts throughout Israel


29 Oct-10 November Conducting Euscadi Orchestra, Spain

Christian Lindberg: Over the years I have had a great collaboration with this orchestra, we made CD together, did sibelis, Mozart, my own music and much more! This time it is my piece The Tale of Kundraan that will will do. The rest of the program is still under discussion


11-20 November Tour with Norwegian Arctic Philharmonic

Christian Lindberg: This tour mainly concentrating on the heart of Europe is handled by one of my great friends in the business Mark-Stephan Buhl. Also involved is Luc van Loocke on Concert Weinstadt.


21-24 November Conducting Swedish Wind Ensemble

Christian Lindberg: 2004-2012 I was principal conductor of this fine orchestra, and it is always a pleasure to come back and work with them, particularly with their phenomenal trumpeter Jonas Lindeborg, who will be soloist this week in my trumpet concerto "The Pathless Land". The rest of the program is under discussion. 


3-9 December Conducting OSESP Sao Paulo

Christian Lindberg: I had a great collaboration with the Sao Paulo Symphony Orchestra a couple of years ago, and also conducted some of the musicians there who constantly came to the festival ”Virtuosi”
in Recife. Now it will be great to be back again, in a program not yet decided.
2019

 


13-15 December conducting The Netherland Symphony Orchestra

 


Christian Lindberg: I am excited to conduct in Holland once again. The country had some really tough years with cuts in the government budget, and one of the orchestras still surviving is this great orchestra, and I am so much looking forwards to working with them for the first time. Progream 

 



 2019 



14-17 January conducting Västerås Sinfonietta

Christian Lindberg: I am excited that both Nordic Chamber Orchestra and Västerås Sinfonietta co-commission the 100th trombone concerto for me by Per Egland. The piece will be written in a way that I can both conduct and play. The rest of the program is still under discussion.  



20-31 January: conducting various Japanese orchestras...

 

Christian Lindberg: My Japanese manager Genroh Hara continues to keep me busy in his territory. Contracts with various Japanese orchestras are under negotiating, and there might also be a "Christian Lindberg Tokyo Recital" on the program.


  2-23 February Conducting Israel NK Orchestra ”Breathtaking Virtuosity” plus two SACD recordings for BIS records.

Christian Lindberg: The program ”Breathtaking Virtuosity” is presenting a guest with an unusually virtuosity. Previous yeaars presented Benjamin Schmid violin, and Pacho Flores trumpet. This year we feature the phenomenal Israeli Flautist Sharon Bezaly, and also make a recording with her, as well as a full SACD of music by Franz SChubert


 25 Feb-2 March Conducting Wermland Opera Orchestra

Christian Lindberg: It was an absolutely wonderful experince to conduct and play the European Premiere of my trombone concerto Golden Eagle with this fantastic orchestra in September 2016. We clang on together from the first note, and immediately agreed on a new period. Repertoire is not yet set, but I am sure we will get the audience to stand up after the last piece once again..


 11-16 March Conducting Norrköping Symphony Orchestra

Christian Lindberg: The final concert of our Pettersson project. n His biggest symphony no 12, ”The dead People at the Square” as a reaction to the Chile Military cue by Pinochet 1973.


 18-23 March Conducting RTVE Orchestra in Madrid

 

Christian Lindberg: RTVE Orchestra of Madrid has been a long time friend, starting to invite me just as trombone soloist, expanding it to trombone and composition (Mandrake in The Corner) and now both as composer and conductor. For the two young virtuoso brass players Ximo Vicedo and Pacho Flores I will compose a new concerto for trumpet trombone and orchestra. The rest of the program is under discussion.


  1-12 April Conducting Israel NK Orchestra ”Unexpected Guest”

Christian Lindberg: The program ”The unexpected Guest” always should present something uncommon, and this year will not be different. Program yet unofficial. 8 Concerts throughout Israel.


15 April-10 May Taipei Symphony Orchestra

Christian Lindberg: One of my really great friends around the world is this wonderful orchestra in Taipei. Gilbert Varga has done great things with this orchestra as chief conductor, and now they are really one of my favorite orchestras to come and work with. Taiwan as a country is also an absolutely wonderful place where I have been returning on a regular bases since the 1990.


10 May-9 June HOLIDAY

Christian Lindberg: This summer will be hectic, recording Pettersson 12, ending the season with Israel NK, and performing and recording the last two symphonies by Tchaikovsky with Arctic Philharmonic, so the the holiday this year will be May-June.


 10-14 June Conducting Norrköping Symphony Orchestra

Christian Lindberg: The final recording of our Pettersson project. n His biggest symphony no 12, ”The dead People at the Square” as a reaction to the Chile Military cue by Pinochet 1973


1-12 July Conducting Israel NK Orchestra ”When the Public Decide

Christian Lindberg: The program ”When the Public Decides” features a particularly interesting choir and also gives the audience a chance to decide their own program


31 July-11 August Conducting Norwegian Arctic Philharmonic

Christian Lindberg: Very excited over the project recording all the Tchaikovsky Symphonies with the Arctic Philharmonic, after these two week we might have finished this project!