Petworth Festival: Christian Lindberg (trombone) & Roland Pöntinen (piano)

One that got away in 2021 because of the pandemic. What a highlight it would have been then – and what a highlight it still stands to be! We are delighted to welcome the one and only Christian Lindberg of whom it is no overstatement to say that his achievements for the trombone can only be compared with those of Paganini for the violin or Liszt for the piano.

Having premièred over 300 works for the trombone including more than 90 major concertos; recorded over 70 solo CDs; having an international solo competition created in his name; and been voted brass player of the 20th century alongside Miles Davis and Louis Armstrong, Christian Lindberg is nothing less than a living legend. On top of his unrivalled career as a trombonist Lindberg has now also embarked on a highly successful conducting career.

He is joined for his now 41st anniversary celebrations by fellow Swede Roland Pöntinen, a man described as having ‘an insatiable musical appetite and a stupendous technique.’

Rossini (arr. Lindberg/Pöntinen) – Overture to William Tell
Pöntinen – L’Heure Bleu
Albéniz – Malagueña (solo piano)
Rossini (arr. Lindberg/Pöntinen) – Carmen Suite
Lindberg – Black Hawk Eagle
Rachmaninov – Two Preludes from Op. 32 (solo piano) , No. 5 in G major No. 12 in G sharp minor
Tchaikovsky (arr. Lindberg/Pöntinen) – Nutcracker Suite

Tickets: £32, £24, £14, £9 (18 and under £5, FREE in adult £9 seats). Visit the Petworth Festival website for further details.

Photo: Christian Lindberg (credit: Mats Bäcker)

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