Håkan Hardenberger, Trumpet Master Class

NEC: Brown Hall | Directions

290 Huntington Ave.
Boston, MA
United States

Håkan Hardenberger presents a master class featuring NEC trumpet students.

This master class is made possible through the generous support of the Richard P. and Claire W. Morse Visiting Artist Fund.

This event is in-person only and will not be livestreamed.


Eugene Bozza -  Rustiques
Matthew Mihalko, trumpet
Michelle Lee, piano

Henri Tomasi - Semaine Sainte a Cuzco (for piccolo trumpet and piano/organ) 
Jon-Michael Taylor, trumpet
Pei-Hsuan Shen, piano

Hans Werner Henze - Sonatina 
Max Ignas, trumpet

Jean Francaix - Sonatine 
Sarah Heimberg, trumpet
Bahar Soyoz, piano

About Håkan Hardenberger

Håkan Hardenberger is one of the world’s leading soloists, consistently recognised for his phenomenal performances and tireless innovation. Alongside his performances of the classical repertory, he is also renowned as a pioneer of significant and virtuosic new trumpet works.

Hardenberger performs with the world’s foremost orchestras including the Boston Symphony Orchestra, Gewandhausorchester Leipzig, Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Wiener Philharmoniker, Berliner Philharmoniker and London Symphony Orchestra. The works written for and championed by Hardenberger stand as key highlights in the repertory and include those by Sir Harrison Birtwistle, Brett Dean, HK Gruber, Hans Werner Henze, Betsy Jolas, Arvo Pärt, Toru Takemitsu, Mark-Anthony Turnage and Rolf Wallin.

Conducting is an integral part of Hardenberger’s music making. He has conducted the Gewandhausorchester Leipzig, Seoul Philharmonic, Malmo Symphony Orchestra, Swedish Chamber Orchestra and Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra. Duo partnerships include pianist Roland Pöntinen and percussionist Colin Currie, with whom he released a duo recording featuring duo works by composers such as Brett Dean and André Jolivet.

From 2016 to 2018 Hardenberger was the Artistic Director of the Malmö Chamber Music Festival. Hardenberger was born in Malmö, Sweden. He began studying the trumpet at the age of eight with Bo Nilsson in Malmö 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.