​Arctic Philharmonic Orchestra

New Chief Conductor from January 2019: Christian Kluxen.

When the world’s northernmost orchestra, Norwegian Arctic Philharmonic, enters its 10th anniversary in 2019 with a new chief conductor – Christian Kluxen (36) from Denmark – it can reflect on significant growth in terms of quality, reputation and experience that is quite impressive considering its young age.

«We are so much looking forward to starting our collaboration with conductor Christian Kluxen, who will take over the baton from Christian Lindberg, says the Arctic Philharmonic’s Programme Director», Catharina Bilsbak.


Principal Conductor: Christian Lindberg

Alongside a successful career as a trombone soloist and composer, Lindberg is internationally sought-after as a conductor. He regularly conducts orchestras around the world, including in places such as Prague, Malmo, Stockholm, Copenhagen, Aarhus, Helsinki, Rotterdam, Milan, Nuremberg, Iceland, Athens and Taipei. Lindberg has previously been the Artistic Director and Chief Conductor of the Swedish Wind Ensemble and the Nordic Chamber Orchestra.

Throughout these years, Christian and the Arctic Philharmonic have received stunning reviews for their recordings and their performances all over the world, and for their recording projects on the BIS label - these include a box of Tchaikovsky Symphonies and Nordic music from the Arctic Region.

Lindberg and the orchestra, have in recent years performed at venues like the Mariinsky Theatre St. Petersburg, Beethovenfest Bonn (2014), Grosses Festspielhaus, Salzburg (2015) and Musikverein Vienna (2015), in addition to making a tour of China in 2011 (Wu Promotion). Future invitations include a European tour organized by Mark Stephan Buhl Management and a Japan tour organized by Genroh Hara, Pro Arte Musicae.

Lindberg was voted “The Greatest Brass Player in History” by the world's largest radio station, Classic FM, in 2015, and he was awarded the accolade "Artist of the Year" by 16 international chief editors of classical music magazines, in International Classical Music Awards 2016.

As our wonderful collaboration comes to an end in 2018, we are excited to finalize thiw epoque with a concert in Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, Sunday November 11th at 1100 am, featuring Pacho Flores.

Click here to visit Christian’s website

Presentation (pdf): Real. Arctic. Passion.