Ole Edvard Antonsen

Ole Edvard Antonsen

Ole Edvard Antonsen is regarded as one of the world’s leading trumpet soloists today and he is one of Norway’s greatest international stars.

Throughout the last few years he has performed as a soloist with the London Symphony Orchestra, Munich Symphony Orchestra, Osaka Symphony Orchestra, Komische Oper Berlin, Munich Chamber Orchestra, Cologne WDR Symphony Orchestra and Taiwan National Symphony Orchestra, among others, and on tour with his own band and symphony orchestra in Germany, Malaysia, Singapore and Denmark, among others.

Antonsen has played as a soloist on the major music scenes and stages in more than 45 countries around the world, such as the Carnegie Hall in New York, Musikverein in Vienna, Suntory Hall in Tokyo, Sydney Opera, Barbican Hall in London, Berliner Philharmonie, in addition to big stadiums such as the Olympiahalle in Munich and the Seoul Olympic Stadium, among others.

Collaborating with conductors like Mariss Jansons, Wolfgang Sawallish, Philippe Herreweghe, Kent Nagano and Dimitry Kitayenko, Antonsen has also performed with major orchestras including the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, London Symphony Orchestra, BBC Philharmonic Orchestra, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra, Sao Paulo Symphony Orchestra OSESP, Australian Chamber Orchestra, Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen and Orchestra of St. Martin in the Field.

Pop and rock musicians like John Miles, Level 42’s Mark King, Lisa Stansfield, Rickie Lee-Jones, Ute Lemper and Secret Garden are also amongst his collaborators as well as jazz ensembles like the Metropole Orchestra (Holland), Willem Breuker Kollektief and his own jazz ensembles.

As a conductor Antonsen has conducted a lot of different orchestras and ensembles like Stavanger Symphony Orchestra, Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra, Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra, Sao Paulo Symphony Orchestra winds and the first ever project with the world orchestra “World of Winds” in 2006.

Ole Edvard Antonsen has recorded more than 50 solo CDs in all genres for labels like EMI, Universal, BMG and BIS.

In 1994 he recorded the official Olympic Fanfare for the winter Olympics in Lillehammer and he also played at the closing ceremony in Albertville Olympics in 1992.

Antonsen has premiered more than 60 major works especially written for him. Throughout the last 10 to 11 years, he has also composed pieces he has recorded on CD and played on tours on more than 400 concerts around the world under the title “Musical Landscapes”.

As a teacher Antonsen has been a guest teacher and has given masterclasses at major universities and academies in Tokyo, Osaka, Nagoya, Nemu-no-Sato, Hamamatsu, Seoul, Hong Kong, Taipei, Chiayi, Sydney, Moscow, St. Petersburg, Riga, Tallinn, Vilnius, London, Manchester, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Dublin, Reykjavik, Odense, Aarhus, Stockholm, Malmö, Goteborg, Helsinki, Lieksa, Abo, Geneva, Basel, Bern, Biel, St. Gallen, Antwerp, Rotterdam, Kerkrade, San Sebastian, Gerona, Vigo, Madrid, Valencia, Montserrat, Brunswick, Frankfurt, Freiburg, Heilbronn, Bremen, Ljubljana, Edmonton, Calgary, Vancouver, Toronto, Seattle, San Francisco, Los Angeles, San Diego, Minneapolis, St. Paul, Chicago, Atlanta, New York, Boston, Washington, Milwaukee, Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo and many others.