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Christian Lindberg (born 15 February 1958) is a Swedish trombonist, conductor and composer, born in Danderyd.

As a youth Lindberg learned to play the trumpet, and subsequently began to learn the trombone at age 17. He originally borrowed a trombone to join his friends' Dixieland jazz group, inspired by records of Jack Teagarden. He attended the Royal Swedish Academy of Music, where his teachers included Sven-Erik Eriksson. By age 19, he had obtained a professional position in the Royal Swedish Opera Orchestra. At age 20, he left his orchestral career behind to study to become a full-time soloist. He studied with John Iveson at the Royal College of Music (1979–1980) and with Ralph Sauer and Roger Bobo in Los Angeles (1983).

In 1981, Lindberg won the Nordic Soloists' Biennale competition. His concert debut was in 1984 with the Trombone Concerto by Henri Tomasi. That same year, he signed a 3-CD recording contract with BIS Records. His first solo recording was "The Virtuoso Trombone". Lindberg has recorded over 60 albums, for BIS and other labels such as Onyx. His musical collaborators in Sweden have included pianist Roland Pöntinen and composer Jan Sandström.

Lindberg is particularly noted for his performances of contemporary music, as well as expanding the repertoire of concerti for trombone. In 2006, he estimated that over the prior 25 years, composers wrote 82 works for him. Lindberg was the soloist in the premiere of Sandström's Motorbike Concerto. In addition to the Sandström, his repertoire includes Luciano Berio’s Sequenza V, Fredrik Högberg’s The Ballad of Kit Bones and Su ba do be.

Lindberg began to compose in the 1990s at the encouragement of Sandström. Lindberg's first-performed work was Arabenne for trombone and strings, recorded in 1997. Other compositions have included Mandrake in the Corner, Chick 'a' bone Checkout, from 2006 and written for Charles Vernon of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, and Kundraan (2008).

In 2000, Lindberg made his conducting debut with the Northern Sinfonia in the UK. He has regularly conducted the Nordic Chamber Orchestra and the Swedish Wind Ensemble. He is currently principal conductor of the Arctic Philharmonic Orchestra, and is contracted to the orchestra until 2014.

Lindberg plays on a Conn 88H-CL trombone, an open-wrap design whose valve he designed himself for Conn.

He and his wife have four children.

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Year Title Artist Rating Releases
1984 The Virtuoso Trombone Christian Lindberg, Roland Pöntinen 1
1986 The Burlesque Trombone Christian Lindberg, Roland Pöntinen 1
1987 The Criminal Trombone Christian Lindberg, Roland Pöntinen 1
1988 Romantic Trombone Concertos Christian Lindberg, Bamberger Symphoniker, Leif Segerstam 1
1989 The Solitary Trombone Christian Lindberg 1
1991 Trombone Odyssey Christian Lindberg, Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Leif Segerstam 2
1993 American Trombone Concertos Malmö Symphony Orchestra, James DePreist, Christian Lindberg 1
1994 British Trombone Concertos Christian Lindberg, BBC National Orchestra of Wales, Grant Llewellyn 1
1995 Symphony no. 9 for Trombone & Orchestra / Concerto for Cello & Orchestra Kalevi Aho; Christian Lindberg, Gary Hoffman, Lahti Symphony Orchestra, Osmo Vänskä 1
1996 American Trombone Concertos, Volume 2 Christian Lindberg, BBC National Orchestra of Wales, Grant Llewellyn 1
1996 Songs for Sunset Christian Lindberg 1
1997 Lindberg Plays Sandström Jan Sandström; Christian Lindberg 1
1997 Supersonic Trombone Christian Lindberg, Roland Pöntinen 1
1997 Windpower Christian Lindberg, Kosei Wind Orchestra, Chikara Imamura 1
1999 Arabenne and other trombone concertos from the North Christian Lindberg 1
1999 The Four Hornbone Concertos Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; Christian Lindberg, Tapiola Sinfonietta, Jean-Jacques Kantorow 1
2001 Christian Lindberg and friends play Christian Lindberg Christian Lindberg 1
2001 Mandrake in the Corner Christian Lindberg, Singapore Symphony Orchestra, Lan Shui 1
2011 Symphony no. 1 / Trombone Concerto / Asgaardsreien Ole Olsen; Arctic Philharmonic Orchestra, Christian Lindberg 1
2011 Symphonies nos. 1 & 2 Allan Pettersson; Norrköping Symphony Orchestra, Christian Lindberg 1
2011 Trombone Fantasy Christian Lindberg, Taipei Chinese Orchestra, En Shao 1
2012 Brain Rubbish Ferrero, Gershwin, Gorb, Lindberg; Swedish Wind Ensemble, Christian Lindberg 1
2012 Symphony no. 6 Allan Pettersson; Norrköping Symphony Orchestra, Christian Lindberg 1
2013 La création du monde Claude Delangle, Swedish Wind Ensemble, Christian Lindberg 1
2013 Symphony 5 / Swan Lake Suite Пётр Ильич Чайковский; Arctic Philharmonic Orchestra, Christian Lindberg 1
2013 Symphony no. 9 Allan Pettersson; Norrköping Symphony Orchestra, Christian Lindberg 1
2014 Serenade / Excelsior! / Interlude from "The Song" Stenhammar; Royal Flemish Philharmonic, Christian Lindberg 1
2014 Øystein Baadsvik plays Tuba Concertos Baadsvik, Ness, Lindberg; Øystein Baadsvik, Arctic Philharmonic Orchestra, Christian Lindberg 1
2014 Symphonies nos. 4 & 16 Allan Pettersson; Norrköping Symphony Orchestra, Christian Lindberg, Jörgen Petterson 1

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