Ulf Håkan Hardenberger (born 27 October 1961, Malmö) is a Swedish trumpeter. Taking up the trumpet at the age of eight under the guidance of hometown teacher Bo Nilsson, Hardenberger pursued further studies at the Paris Conservatoire, with Pierre Thibaud, and in Los Angeles with Thomas Stevens. He has quickly established a career as a virtuoso who possesses not only an impressive command of the classical repertoire, but has also commissioned many new works from contemporary composers, including Harrison Birtwistle, Toru Takemitsu, Hans Werner Henze, Rolf Martinsson, Mark-Anthony Turnage, Heinz Karl Gruber, Benjamin Staern, Brett Dean, Tobias Broström and Arvo Pärt. Hardenberger has been called "the cleanest, subtlest trumpeter on earth" by The Times.

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1987 Trumpet Concertos Haydn, Hummel, Hertel, Stamitz; Academy of St Martin in the Fields, Sir Neville Marriner, Håkan Hardenberger 1
1989 Mysteries of the Macabre Håkan Hardenberger, Roland Pöntinen 1
1990 Kantaten Johann Sebastian Bach; Barbara Hendricks, Håkan Hardenberger, Kammerorchester Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach, Peter Schreier 1
1996 Trumpet Solo Pieces Håkan Hardenberger 1
1999 Shostakovich: Concerto for Piano, Trumpet and Strings / Britten: Piano Concerto / Enesco: Légende Shostakovich, Britten, Enesco; Leif Ove Andsnes, Håkan Hardenberger, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Paavo Järvi 1
2000 Håkan Hardenberger plays Swedish Trumpet Concertos Håkan Hardenberger, Malmö Symphony Orchestra, Gilbert Varga 1
2002 Trumpet Concertos Martinsson, Pärt, Tamberg; Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra, Neeme Järvi, Håkan Hardenberger 1
2010 Busking / Nebelsteinmusik / Violin Concerto no. 1 HK Gruber; Håkan Hardenberger, Katarina Andreasson, Swedish Chamber Orchestra, HK Gruber 1
2011 Both Sides, Now Håkan Hardenberger, Academy of St Martin in the Fields, Kenneth Sillito 2
Brass Concertos Vagn Holmboe; Håkan Hardenberger, Christian Lindberg, Jens Bjørn-Larsen, Aalborg Symphony Orchestra, Owain Arwel Hughes 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1992 Trumpet & Organ Spectacular at Sorø Church Håkan Hardenberger, Simon Preston 1
1999 Famous Classical Trumpet Concertos Håkan Hardenberger 1

Album + Live

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1994 Requiem Henze; Ueli Wiget, Håkan Hardenberger, Ensemble Modern, Ingo Metzmacher 2

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