About

MUSICIAN, COMPOSER, MUSIC TEACHER EDUCATOR

Music brings us in touch with our feelings, and closer together as human beings. I find it the most meaningful activity I can occupy myself with, and what I have been pursuing for more than 40 years.

As a musician and composer I am interested in exploring music broadly, creatively, and mindfully using the moment as the point of departure.

I have published 17 albums of my compositions, two of which were DMA-jazz-nominated in 2013 and 2014. Music has taken me to more than 20 countries, and I have composed for various ensembles, TV series, documentaries, and commercials. Between 2011-2014 I had the privilege to act as musical director for the legendary Danish singer-songwriter and film director, Søren Kragh-Jacobsen.

“Torben Westergaard‘s charismatic concoction of Nordic jazz and Argentinean tango just keeps getting stronger and more refined.

He brings a melancholy tone to the dance and incites excitable motion out of introspective thoughts”.

… birdistheworm.com

As a long-time music teacher and educator at the Danish music conservatories with two academic degrees under my belt, I have extensive knowledge of and an interest in learning, didactics, and communication.
I have written about creativity and learning, making presentations that present musically creative skills in broader contexts. Furthermore, I have started writing a book of interviews with highly accomplished artists in various fields about creative consciousness.