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The works written for Hardenberger stand as highlights in his repertory and include compositions by Sir Harrison Birtwistle, Brett Dean, HK Gruber, Hans Werner Henze, Steven Mackey, Rolf Martinsson, Olga Neuwirth, Arvo Pärt, Toru Takemitsu, Mark-Anthony Turnage and Rolf Wallin. His discography features Brett Dean’s and Luca Francesconi’s trumpet concertos with Gothenburg Symphony and John Storgårds, the Academy of St Martin in the Fields with arrangements of popular melodies, a Gruber and Schwertsik CD with Swedish Chamber Orchestra (BIS) and a Wallin recording with Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra (Ondine).
Håkan Hardenberger was born in Malmö. He began studying the trumpet at the age of eight with Bo Nilsson and continued his studies at the Paris Conservatoire with Pierre Thibaud and in Los Angeles with Thomas Stevens. He is a professor at the Malmö Conservatoire and Artistic Director of the Malmö Chamber Music festival.