life: biography

Born in 1966 in Täby outside of Stockholm in Sweden, Johan Söderqvist attended the Royal College of Music in Stockholm, studying composition and arranging.

A versatile musician who has been a keyboard player in many different jazz bands and folk music groups, Johan has toured extensively around the world before concentrating his activities on composition for film, television,radio and theatre.

He wrote his first film score in 1991, Agnes Cecilia, and since then he has written numerous scores for film and television, including nine scores for films directed by the acclaimed Danish director, Susanne Bier. Among those titles are the award- winning score for Brothers, After the Wedding and, Things We Lost in the Fire, where he collaborated with Academy Award-winning composer Gustavo Santaolalla, and most recently the Academy award winning “In a better world”.

He has also made a prizewinning score to Tomas Alfredsons “Let the right one in”

In 2005 & 2009, Johan Söderqvist was nominated as Best Composer by the European Film Academy for his Brothers (2005) and “Let the right one in” (2009) scores . The Brothers score was also awarded for Best Film Music in Cannes as well as the ’Rencontres cinématographiques de Cannes’ Award for Best Music in Film.