Håkon Stene

Håkon Stene is the “special guest” of the 1st int. Insight Days Percussion.

We are really happy, that he agreed to offer insight to his approach to contemporary percussion by giving a masterclass at our event!

Håkon Stene studied percussion and chamber music in Oslo, Freiburg and San Diego. From 2005–2008 he was selected for the launch programme INTRO for young soloists by Concerts Norway. He has performed internationally as a soloist with Ensemble Modern, London Sinfonietta, 2e2m, and Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra, furthermore, with ensembles such as asamisimasa (Contemporary), Pantha Du Prince & Conference of Trees (Techno), Rolf Lislevand Ensemble (Baroque) and Nils Økland Band (Folk /Impro). He has received the Norwegian Spellemann Prize (Grammy) five times, both as a chamber musician and as a soloist.  

Håkon collaborates with numerous composers across generations and styles. A special interest of his has been the expanded role of the instrumentalist in experimental music. This topic was explored in the research projects “’This is Not a Drum’ – Towards a Post-Instrumental Practice” and the post-doctoral project “Music with the Real” undertaken at the Norwegian Academy of Music from 2010–2017. 

Since 2017 he is appointed professor of percussion at the Hochschule für Musik, Freiburg im Breisgau.  (Picture by Laura Ruß)

More about … https://www.hakonstene.net