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Stefan Harg - Acclaimed Soloist and Chamber Music Artist; Principal Clarinet of the Drottningholm Court Orchestra, Sweden



                     Stefan Harg is internationally recognised as a multifaceted and renowned musician and

educator. He gives concerts as a chamber musician, soloist and orchestra musician and

cooperates with leading musicians and conductors. This has led to new and future

collaborations with many world leading interpreter. A large number of composers have

written music for Stefan. He has collaborated with, among others, Luciano Berio, György

Ligeti and Libby Larsen. As soloist Stefan has premiered many works. Commissions for

solo clarinet by Swedish and foreign composers is an ongoing project. One of Sweden's

most interesting composer Katarina Leyman wrote Clarinet Concerto Verdure for Stefan.

The concert was broadcast LIVE in SR radio and attracted a huge response.

Dialogue the L'ombre double for clarinet and electronics (1985) written by Pierre Boulez

will performed on numerous occasions giving it is Nordic premiere.

                    Stefan performed last spring, Carl Nielsen Concerto at many spectacular appearances.

In October 2012, his interpretation of Jean Francaix concert and Claude Debussy's

Première Rhapsodie at anniversary concerts in France was hailed by critics and public.

Stefan is invited regularly as a soloist in Swedish and foreign orchestras and has worked

with Esa-Pekka Salonen, Yevgeny Svetlanov, Kurt Sanderling, Sixten Ehrling, Valery

Gergiev, Sir Colin Davis, David Robertson, Sir John Elliot Gardiner and Bernhard Haitink

to name a few prominent conductors.

                   Stefan works in different contexts with Chamber music and is invited to the most important

chamber music scenes in the world and participates in Swedish festivals as well as at

festivals in the United Kingdom, Slovenia, Austria, France and the United States.

He is considered as one of the world's leading performer of Mozart concerto and has he

played it across Europe in recent years.

                  He has since 1990 collaborated with pianist Katarina Ström-Harg

                  Now also on a A = 430 copy of Anton Stadlers bassettclarinet. In the TV program Mozart’s

Lost clarinet (2014) that focuses on Mozart's clarinetist Anton Stadler has attracted

audiences and critics success, in which Stefan participates with Mozart's Clarinet Quintet

and in Arias from La Clemenza di Tito.

                 Stefan is since 2015 Adjunct Professor of clarinet at Örebro Music University. Stefan has

taught at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm in 2000-2006 and gives master classes

throughout Europe and in the United States. He works actively to educate woodwind in

cultural schools and organises study days or individual coaching.

Stefan was educated at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm with Soloist Diploma

(1990) and Kammarmusik Diploma (1988).

                 Further studies abroad with Guy Deplus and Walter Boeykens.

Stefan has performed at the ICA's ClarinetFests in New Orleans (2001)

He was the host and artistic director for ClarinetFest2002, held in Stockholm in 2002 and he is

National Chairman for ICA-International Clarinet Association in Sweden.

             Stefan is represented on several CDs. Stefan is a performing artist of Vandoren, Paris and

             Official Artist Buffet Crampon, Paris

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Message from Stefan Harg


Agendas and Performance and Teaching Philosophy

Upcoming Events and Workshops 





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