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, recording and producing in a variety of contexts internationally, he is a professor of percussion studies at the Staatliche Hochschule für Musik in Freiburg, Germany. Stene has a PhD in Artistic Research from the Norwegian Academy of Music.