Lindberg has been very active in expanding the repertoire for his instrument, having premiered over 60 new concertos and arranged or transcribed over 100 other works for the trombone. Composers such as Alfred Schnittke
, Michael Nyman
, Toru Takemitsu
, Christopher Rouse
, Luciano Berio
, and Arvo Pärt
have written pieces for him. One of his most frequent collaborators has been composer Jan Sandström
, who wrote his Motorbike Concerto for Lindberg (which Lindberg performs in costume, as he does other pieces).
Lindberg's debut recording, The Virtuoso Trombone, was released in 1983, and he has since recorded over 50 other albums for several labels. He has also branched out into conducting and composing; his first composition was Arabenne, for trombone and strings. Since 2000, he has conducted the Northern Sinfonia
, the Nordic Chamber Orchestra, the Swedish Wind Ensemble, and the Arctic Philharmonic Orchestra. Lindberg lives on the Stockholm coastline with his wife and four children.