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Kern Westerberg is a young violinist, who has established himself among Denmark's most promising talents on the classical scene.
He is quickly building a reputation as a soloist and chamber musician, which has brought him all over Europe.
Kern Westerberg, born in Aarhus, Denmark in 1993, began studying the violin at age 4. He attended Aarhus Music School, under Jan Matthiesen and Kristoffer Dolatko, and continued his studies with Prof. Per Enoksson at the prestigious Royal College of Music, Edsberg Manor in Stockholm.
He is currently in the advanced postgraduate programme for Prof. Serguei Azizian at the Royal Danish Academy of Music in Copenhagen. He has participated in Masterclasses for: Leonidas Kavakos, Dora Schwarzberg, Gerhard Schulz, Rudolf Koelman, Henning Kraggerud, Ulf Wallin and Milan Vitek.
Kern is a prize winner in many competitions, national as well as international. Among his awards is 1st prize and "Grand Prize" for an extraordinary performance in the Jacob Gade Violin Competition, 2010; Gold medal in the Berlingske Tidendes Classical Music Competition, 2010; and 1st prize in the most prestigious Danish youth competition: “Spil For Livet 2011" (produced for the Danish Broadcasting Company).
As a soloist, Kern performed with the Danish National Symphony Orchestra at age 12, and has since appeared regularly with orchestras such as the Danish National Chamber Orchestra, Aarhus Symphony Orchestra, RCM Stockholm Symphony Orchestra , RDAM Copenhagen Symphony Orchestra, as well as many amateur- and semiprofessional orchestras, including several concerts broadcast live on national radio and TV.
He has appeared in numerous festivals as a soloist and chamber musician, such as Hindsgavl Festival, Vendsyssel Festival, Frederiksværk Musikfestival, Musethica International Chamber music Festival, Sandviken Chamber music Festival and Trondheim Chamber music Festival.
Kern is the recipient of awards and support from among others: Léonie Sonning Talentprize, Kungl. Musikaliska Akademien in Stockholm, Augustinus Foundation, The Danish Conductors Association and the Danish Musicians Union.
Kern plays a G.Guarneri 1732, on loan from the Royal Danish Academy of Music.