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Christian Westergaard

piano
1980

Christian Westergaard (b. 1980) began studying the piano at the age of eight with Esther Lund Madsen. He trained at the Royal Danish Academy of Music with Amalie Malling and Niklas Sivelöv and in recent years has made a name as a striking partner of a number of the leading young Nordic singers.

Christian Westergaard has played concerts at among other venues the Wigmore Hall in London, at the Hamburg Musikhalle and in the rest of Germany, in Italy, Sweden, Norway and in Denmark in the DR Concert Hall, the Tivoli Concert Hall, at Takkelloftet and The Black Diamond. Christian Westergaard is founder and artistic director of Liedkompagniet, which has renewed the focus on Danish Lied art with composers including Rued Langgaard and Herman D. Koppel. In 1999 and 2000 Westergaard won First Prize in the Danish Steinway Competition.

On Dacapo with the Randers Chamber Orchestra, Christian Westergaard has recorded chambermusic by his father, Svend Westergaard, and with the singers Signe Asmussen and Adam Riis has recorded "Songs of their Times" with music by Ib Nørholm on Kontrapunkt.

Christian Westergaard has been engaged as an accompanist at the Royal Danish Academy of Music in Copenhagen and the Opera Academy. He has received among other grants the Van Hauen Grant and the grant of the Sonning Music Foundation.