Mikael Rudolfsson (born 1987 in Stockholm, Sweden) is an internationally acclaimed trombone soloist and pedagogue. He has toured extensively with his own groups as and the most prominent ensembles of new music over four continents and been a featured soloist with orchestras ranging from Hamburg Symphony to the Far East Philharmonic and conductors like Emilio Pomarico and Sylvain Cambreling. He works in close collaboration with many of today’s most interesting composers.Mikael is a member of Klangforum Wien since 2017 and is also co-founder of the brass quintet Ensemble Schwerpunkt, which released its third album on the label bastille musique in early 2023, an album exclusively dedicated to the brass music of Iannis Xenakis.A forthcoming solo album will feature pieces by Bernhard Gander, Gérard Grisey, Konstantia Gourzi, Ole Hübner, Beat Furrer and Luciano Berio.In 2020 Mikael was appointed Professor of Trombone at the Music and Arts University of the City of Vienna. What he finds most fascinating with the trombone is the versatility and range of expressivity it offers. There is no other instrument that is so simple in its construction yet so flexible and expressive, able to produce velvet sweetness as well as electrifying laser beams.