K.G. Westman is one of Europe´s foremost sitar players in the field of north Indian classical and semi classical music. As a senior diciple of Pandit Rabindra Narayan Goswami he has performed in India, Sri Lanka, Europe, USA and Russia as well as for radio and T.V.
Due to training in both Indian and western music, he also makes an excellent teacher and conductor of workshops regardless of the background of the participants.
K.G. Westman is one of the founders and main organizers of the Stockholm Sangeet Festival, Scandinavias most prestigeous event for Indian classical music and dance, which has run for over a decade.
The interest in Indian music began when his father moved to Kerala in 1996. Already an accomplished guitar player and recording artist, he started to learn the basics of sitar technique, raag and taal in 2004 from Stian Grimstad. The following year K.G. took lessons from Anil Singh of Dharmashala. Returning the year after that, he was accepted as a student of Goswamiji and has since then returned to him every year for learning new raagas and to deepen the understanding of the art.
In 2017 the album Sonashish was released on the Kolkata label Bihaan Music.