Håkon Stene is a full time professor, and head of the department of percussion at the Freiburg Music Academy. The department offers a wide variety of focus areas, such as solo and chamber music, contemporary, experimental and historical performance practices, orchestral timpani and percussion, also branching out to areas such as hand-drumming, drum kit, the use of electronics and other media in performance, as well as to the field of artistic research.
Håkon Stene is a Norwegian percussionist specializing in contemporary music performance. In addition to performing and recording in a variety of contexts throughout Europe, he is currently involved in the artistic research program at the Norwegian Academy of Music. From 2017 he is appointed professor of percussion studies at the Staatliche Hochschule für Musik Freiburg, Germany.