Torben Kjær

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Curriculum Vitae

Torben Kjaer,  born 1946

Jazzpianist, Orchestrator, Composer, Conductor, Producer

Master degree in music from University of Copenhagen.
Studied Filmscoring with Jerry Fielding, David Raksin, Bruce Broughton, Fred Karlin and Hummie Mann1985 - 2006.
Studied music theory with a.o. George Russell.

For leading Danish symphony orchestras, theatres, shows, concerts, soloists, recordings, TV and movies.

Latest Orchestrations: Krøniken, recorded with the Danish Radio light  Orchestra, Drømmen, a film of Niels Arden Oplev, prem, Silver Bear Film Price in Berlin 2006, music recorded in London with The London Philharmonic Orchestra and Frostbiten, Swedish film, music recorded in Bratislava, Slovakia in November 2005 with the Slovak Symphony orchestra. Conductor Allan Wilson

Mass Of Peace, Christmas Oratory, Passion Of Peace, Several operas and musicals and scores for theatre , a.o. The Royal Theatre (Goethe: Faust),

Symphonic music to lyrics from Danish authors and Shakespeare, Shelley and the Bible, music to shows, recordings, TV – shows, documentary films and commercials.

Music for Danish and Scandinavian soloists.

Music from classical to cartoon, jazz, church music and pop

Theatre orchestras (among them Jesus Christ Superstar), symphonic orchestras, Brass Bands, Big Bands, choirs.

As a jazzpianist played with Jazzgiants as Ben Webster, Dexter Gordon, Clark Terry, Dizzy Gillespie, Stuff  Smith and  Randy Brecker.

Played and recorded with most Scandinavian soloists

Subsidy from The Danish arts Foundation 1976, 1981,1999, 2001, 2003, 2004.