Stefan Harg clarinet is internationally recognized as a multifaceted and renowned musician and educator.
He gives concerts as a chamber musician, soloist, orchestra musician and cooperates with leading musicians and conductors. This has led to new and future collaborations with many world leading interpreter.
He collaborates with today’s composers in various exciting projects. A large number of composers have written music for Stefan.
He has collaborated with, among others, Luciano Berio, György Ligeti and Libby Larsen.
Recently in 2018 Stefan made a highly acclaimed solo tour in the United States with concerts in New York, Chicago and Minneapolis.
In 2023 he performed a successful concert at Salle Richelieu , Sorbonne
Katarina Leyman wrote the Clarinet Concerto Verdure for Stefan, who attracted a large public and critic response.He also gave the world premier of Niklas Bremans concerto Dancing Goats in Chicago (2018).
Stefan regularly performs the music by Pierre Boulez Dialogue de l’ombre double for Clarinet and Electronics (1985), which received its Nordic premiere 2015 and recorded on fpmusic 009
Stefan also has performed the Carl Nielsen Concerto on many spectacular appearances during the years. In October 2012 his interpretation of Jean Francaix concerto and Claude Debussy’s Première Rhapsodie at an anniversary concerts in France was hailed by critics and public.
As soloist Stefan has premiered many works. Stefan is invited regularly as a soloist in Swedish and foreign orchestras. Stefan works in different contexts with chamber music and is invited to the most important chamber music scenes in the world.
Stefan has formed since 1990 a successful duo with the concert pianist Katarina Ström-Harg. Together, they have made many concerts in Sweden and abroad.
He is a member of the Drottningholm Barockensemble and trio A =430 performing on period instruments.
Stefan is a diligent writer and is published in various international magazines and is giving lectures in different contexts. Stefan is since 2015 Adjunct Professor of clarinet at Örebro Music University and gives master classes throughout Europe
Stefan was educated at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm with Soloist Diploma (1990) and Kammarmusik Diploma (1988) Further studies with Guy Deplus
He is artistic director of Classical Chamber Music Festival , Stockholm
He is National Chairman for ICA-International Clarinet Association in Sweden. Stefan is represented on several CDs The latest is fp music 009 with music by Anders Eliasson , Arne Mellnäs and Pierre Boulez
Stefan is a performing artist of Vandoren, Paris
Official Artist Buffet Crampon, Paris
His phrasing is elegant tailored with great flow and a spread of tone colours and expressive subtleties. ......”In the Stravinsky’s Three Pieces the clarinettist Stefan Harg explored the range , rhythmical patterns and sound possibilities to the full. His clarinet playing was witty and with an exact timing”..... “Hearing Stefan Harg’s clarinet playing is fabulous in the Berio’s Sequenza IXa . His phrasing is elegant tailored with great flow and a spread of tone colours and expressive subtleties.
The clarinet seems to live an own life but in the hands of Stefan fully controlled. The exploring of subtleties and details are evidentially in his playing.....”
La Belle époque cd 2016 clarinet culture á La Harg …... light and lovely culture of clarinet usually evidently virtuosic … Harg plays here with contemporary, refined sublime vibrato, always tasteful and spiritually …...
Camilla Lundberg OPUS magasin nov 2016
"Stefan showed a remarkably easiness and versatility in the Nielsen’s clarinet concerto. He gave a remarkable and inspired expression of the formidable mixture of the music” Dagens Nyheter
om Berio’s Sequenza IXa Stefan Hargs osannolika tekniskt briljanta klarinettspel
Katrineholms kuriren / Dag Lundin
Stefan Harg perform the Libby Larsen works with great panache and brilliance
L-G Alsénius P2 Music Producer
Bravo Stefan! Great CD! I loved the new pieces especially the Mimart and Blemant!!! Fine playing in the more standard repertoire. Every time I hear a nice recording of Meister it makes me want to play it. Best wishes for many sales!!!, it takes a lot of talent, hard work, and courage to put out a live recording... Especially to end up with your project!!! Bravo again.
DAVID GOULD Artist relations manager and product specialist for Vandoren, United States
…..man får söka sig till Henri Marteau på fiol eller Alfred Cortot på piano för att hitta något som är tillnärmelsevis lika fascinerande och givande./ …... you may seek to hear Henri Marteau on violin or Alfred Cortot on the piano to find something that is approximately just as fascinating and fruitful.
Sören Jansson Kultur och musik
Helt beroende framkallande …. Kan inte sluta att lyssna !!!!!
CD köpare av CD La Belle Époque
Entirely addictive of the CD…. Can't stop listening!
Cd Buyer of the La Belle Époque CD
A true master on his instrument!