Lars Karlin is a Swedish trombonist and arranger/composer living in Berlin,
Germany. He started trombone studies at the age of twelve under Hans-Göran
”Bullas” Olsson at the Music School in Borlänge, Sweden. Further studies were
made at the Conservatory of Music in Falun, The Royal College of Music in
Stockholm under Sven-Erik Eriksson, The Hochschule für Musik und Theater
in Hannover under Jonas Bylund and at the University for Music and Arts in
Berlin under Andreas Klein.
Lars also studied private courses in performance Mastery under Peak
Performance Psychologist Ph.D. Don Greene in Los Angeles.
Lars is a Prizewinner of numerous National and International Music
Competitions including: The Lieksa International Trombone Competition in
2008, The Aeolus International Competition for Winds in 2010 & double 1st
Prizewinner (as soloist and member of an Ensemble) of the Deutsche
Musikwettbewerb in 2011.
Since January 2015 Lars is Solotrombonist of the Konzerthausorchester Berlin
and became a Yamaha Artist in January of 2018.
Besides being a Solo Trombone Player with the Konzerthausorchester Berlin,
Lars has performed with orchestras such as the Norwegian Philharmonic
Orchestra, The Royal Swedish Opera Orchestra, the Aarhus Symphony
Orchestra Denmark, The Bamberger Symphoniker, Staatsoper Hannover,
Deutsche Oper Berlin, Deutsche Symphonieorchester Berlin, the Bavarian
Radio Orchestra, WDR Symphony Orchestra Cologne, the Berlin Philharmonic
& the Mahler Chamber Orchestra.
Lars has performed as a soloist with orchestras/ensembles such as
Dalasinfoniettan, Polish National Chamber Orchestra, Arcata Stuttgart,
Philharmoniches Orchester Altenburg-Gera, Orchester des Nordharzer
Städtebundtheaters, Rundfunkorchester Berlin & the Stockholm Chamber
Lars has given various Guest Masterclasses at the Hannover Academy of Music
in Germany, the Aurora Chamber Music Festival in Sweden, Trossingen
Academy of Music in Germany, Trakai Fanfare Week in Lithuania, Ljubljana
Conservatory of Music in Slovenia, Numskull Brass festival in Spain & the
Trombonanza Festival in Argentina.
Lars released his first Solo Album "A Swedish Trombone Wilderness" on the
label of Genuin in the Spring 2014. The Album included two first-time-on-CD
recorded pieces. Lars arrangement of ”Three Swedish Songs” (Koppången by
Per-Erik Moreaus, Visa i Midsommartid by Håkan Norlén & Gammal
Fäbodpsalm by Oskar Lindberg) performed and recorded by the Trombone Unit
Hannover & Lars Karlin got perhaps the most attention and has been played
numerous times at concerts and on Swedish radio.
In 2007, Lars was one of the founding members of the Trombone Unit
Hannover and he also written much of their existing repertoire. Their latest CD
"Living on the Edge" by the Trombone Unit Hannover was recorded
exclusively with arrangements by Lars Karlin.
Lars also in 2018 joined forces with Basstrombonist Tomer Maschwkowski &
Pianist Ohad Ben-Ari in the newly formed Show ”Sliding thru the opera”.