Stene, Håkon (Schlagzeug)

Håkon Stene studied in Oslo, Freiburg and San Diego with Rob Waring, Kjell Samkopf, Bernhard Wulff, Pascal Pons, and Steven Schick among others. From 2005-2008 he was selected for the launch programme INTRO for young soloist by Concerts Norway. His solo record Lush Laments for Lazy Mammal was awarded the Norwegian Grammy (Spellemann) 2014 in contemporary music.

Solo and chamber performances with ensembles such as asamisimasa, Pantha du Prince & the Bell Laboratory, Ensemble Modern, Oslo Sinfonietta, London Sinfonietta, 2e2m, Klangforum Wien, Rolf Lislevand Ensemble, and Nils Økland Ensemble include venues and festivals such as Barbican, Casa da Música Porto, Berlin Philharmonie, Donaueschingen, Ultima, Wien Modern, Primavera Sound, Venezia Biennale, Southbank Centre, Monday Evening Concerts LA, Melbourne Music Week, and tours throughout Europe, US and Asia as well as recordings for several labels such as ECM, Rough Trade, Dacapo, and Sub Rosa, as well as radio and TV. Stene collaborates with numerous composers and has premiered some 80 chamber works.


As a performer, a special interest of his has been the expanded role of the instrumentalist in experimental music. This topic was explored in the research project “This is Not a Drum – Towards a Post-Instrumental Practice, undertaken at the Norwegian Academy of Music from 2010–2014. He is currently involved in the Norwegian Artistic Research Programme with the post-doctoral project Music with the Real.  

Håkon Stene studied in Oslo, Freiburg and San Diego with Rob Waring, Kjell Samkopf, Bernhard Wulff, Pascal Pons, and Steven Schick among others. From 2005-2008 he was selected for the launch programme INTRO for young soloist by Concerts Norway. His solo record Lush Laments for Lazy Mammal was awarded the Norwegian Grammy (Spellemann) 2014 in contemporary music.

Solo and chamber performances with ensembles such as asamisimasa, Pantha du Prince & the Bell Laboratory, Ensemble Modern, Oslo Sinfonietta, London Sinfonietta, 2e2m, Klangforum Wien, Rolf Lislevand Ensemble, and Nils Økland Ensemble include venues and festivals such as Barbican, Casa da Música Porto, Berlin Philharmonie, Donaueschingen, Ultima, Wien Modern, Primavera Sound, Venezia Biennale, Southbank Centre, Monday Evening Concerts LA, Melbourne Music Week, and tours throughout Europe, US and Asia as well as recordings for several labels such as ECM, Rough Trade, Dacapo, and Sub Rosa, as well as radio and TV. Stene collaborates with numerous composers and has premiered some 80 chamber works.

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