Ole Edvard Antonsen
Ole Edvard Antonsen is regarded as one of the most outstanding trumpet soloists world-wide. After winning the First Prizes of the CIEM-competition in Geneva in 1987 and the UNESCO Competition in Bratislava in 1989 he left his position at the Oslo Philharmonic and started his career as a full time performing and recording soloist.
Ole Edvard Antonsen
In 2003-2004 he will be working with Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra, Berlin Radio Orchestra, Bern Symphony Orchestra, Frankfurter Museumsorchester, Ljubljana Radio Orchestra, Musica Vitae, Norwegian Radio Orchestra, Spanish Brass Luur Metalls, Sendai Philharmonic Orchestra, Stavanger Symphony Orchestra, Tokyo Symphony Orchestra, Trondheim Soloists, Turku Philharmonic Orchestra, Württembergische Kammerorchester Heilbronn, Aalborg Symphony Orchestra, and many other ensembles.
Ole Edvard Antonsen has performed as soloist under the direction of the world’s leading conductors such as Jiri Belohlavek, Mariss Jansons, Kent Nagano, Joel Levi, and Jeffrey Tate. He has further performed with orchestras and chamber orchestras like the Australian Chamber Orchestra, Atlanta Symphony, BBC Symphony Orchestra, Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, Czhech Philharmonic Orchestra, Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen, Dresdner Philharmonie, English Chamber Orchestra, Israel Chamber Orchestra, Kioi Sinfonietta Tokyo, Stockholm Radio Orchestra, Württembergisches Kammerorchester, and many others.
Ole Edvard Antonsen also appears in recitals with many fine wind and brass ensembles. He has taken a keen interest in contemporary music and has premiered more than 40 works written especially for him. In recent seasons he has given concerts at renowned musical centres in Europe, Japan, USA and South America. He has been performing at festivals in Flandern, Istanbul, Kings Lynn, Ludwigsburg, Rheingau, and Schleswig-Holstein.
Antonsen has appeared as a soloist and guest soloist in more than 60 different CD productions of all genres. The rock-inspired CD “Tour de Force” sold more than 140.000 copies in Norway alone. It is scheduled for a second release in January 2004. Antonsen’s remarkable versatility has resulted in numerous successful collaborations with pop, rock, and jazz musicians, such as John Miles, Level 42, Mark King, Lisa Stansfield, and Willem Breuker Kollektif.