Morten Østergaard has been solo bassoonist in the Odense Symphony Orchestra since 1998. He trained with Erik Carstensen at the Carl Nielsen Academy of Music in Odense, and later at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm with Knut Sønstevold. He has been solo bassoonist with the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra and with the Malmö Opera. In 1996, Morten Østergaard won First Prize in the first international competition for bassoon quartets in Berlin as a member of the Stockholm Bassoon Quartet. Morten Østergaard has been a soloist with the Odense Symphony Orchestra on several occasions and is a very active chamber musician. He also teaches at the South Jutland Academy of Music and the Danish Theatre School.