English Biography


Mikael Rudolfsson (born 1987 in Stockholm) has quickly established himself as one of the most exciting young soloists of the contemporary music scene.

His passion for the music of our day has led to numerous performances at the most established festivals worldwide, like Donaueschingen, Huddersfield, Wien Modern, cresc…Frankfurt am Main and Festival Internacional Cervantino Guanajuato to name a few.

As a soloist Mikael Rudolfsson presents a demanding and varied repertoire ranging from Leopold Mozart via Karlheinz Stockhausen and John Cage to the composers of tomorrow; Vito Žuraj, Benjamin de Murashkin, Daniel Schnyder or Tobias Broström. He has appeared as a soloist with orchestras and ensembles like Ensemble Modern, Gävle Symphony Orchestra and the Far East Philharmonic.

In his own constellations and ensembles he finds opportunities to showcase all sides of the contemporary trombone - its singing quality as well as its electrifying sounds: with his Ensemble Schwerpunkt embarking on a path of finding a new standard repertoire for brass quintet, with Trio HDR on highlighting Scandinavian composers and virtuosic transcriptions, with Orchester im Treppenhaus on presenting classical music in a new way, mixing acoustic techno beats with creative concert concepts.

Mikael Rudolfsson held a position as principal trombone with the Gävle Symphony Orchestra for one season when he was 20 and then continued his studies in Hanover and Basel. He can be seen as an actor/musician in several theater productions and was invited with ”Atlas der abgelegenen Inseln” to the Berliner Theatertreffen.

Recordings and productions for the broadcasting companies Deutschlandfunk, BR, HR, SWR, NDR, SRF, NEOS, Wergo and GENUIN serve as proof of his musical work and flexibility.

Since 2017, Mikael Rudolfsson is a member of Klangforum Wien. He teaches his own trombone class at the Music and Arts University of the City of Vienna.

Mikael Rudolfsson Trombone