Ole Edvard Antonsen...
is regarded as one of the most outstanding trumpet
soloists worldwide. He won first prizes of the CIEM - competition in Geneva 1987 and the UNESCO competition in Bratislava 1989.
He has performed and recorded with leading conductors like Jansons, Nagano, Sawallish, Tate, Herreweghe and orchestras like
Berlin Phil., BBC Symph., St. Martin in the Fields, Australian Ch. Orch.
and many others. Antonsen has appeared in more than 60 CD productions
of all genres, and premiered over 50 works written especially for him.
His rock-inspired CD Tour de Force sold more than 140.000 copies in
Norway alone, and he has numerous successful collaborations with
pop and jazz musicians, such as John Miles, Mark King, Lisa Stansfield
and Willem Breuker Kollektif. Antonsen's remarkable versatility as
a musician has also led him into composing and conducting.