The judges for the contest consisted of well known artists such as Christian Lindberg, chairman, Joe Alessi, Solo Trombone New York Philharmonic, Michel Bequet, Lyon Concervatory of Music, Jörgen van Rijen, Solo Trombone Concertgebouw Orchestra, Amsterdam, Salvatore Tarraso, Solo Trombone, Valencia Symphony Orchestra, Daniel Perpinan, Solo Trombone Bilbao Symphony Orchestra, and Justo Romero, Dramaturg Valencian New Opera Orchestra. The finalists in this competition had to play a specifically written trombone concerto for the event by Ferrer Ferran, who also conducted the final concert.
First prize for Håkan from the Christian Lindberg Solo Competition is 6000 EURO, a brand new Christian Lindberg trombone (the Conn 88CL), 3 solo concerts in the Valencia region, plus subscription series solo concerts with the Nordic Chamber Orchestra and the Swedish Wind Ensemble conducted by Christian Lindberg.
The Conn 88CL Symphony Trombone is one of the many Conn-Selmer instruments building on the proven designs of the past. C.G. Conn meets the demands of today’s best musicians, as well as amateur and student musicians. C. G. Conn continues to provide the best in instrument technology and performance in brass instruments and saxophones.