Best known for his emotionally charged score for the Swedish art house horror hit Let the Right One In, the epic music for the Electronic Arts Battlefield 1 and Battlefield 5 video games, the adventure Kon-Tiki and numerous soundtracks for the films of Danish auteur Susanne Bier (In a Better World, After the Wedding, Things We Lost in the Fire), Swedish composer Johan Söderqvist enjoys a prolific international career in film, television and video games. His music for Columbia Pictures’ Madame Web, starring Dakota Johnson, is his first score for a Marvel movie.

Born in 1966 in Täby outside of Stockholm, Johan attended the Royal College of Music in Stockholm, studying composition and arranging. A versatile musician who was a keyboard player in various jazz and folk music groups, Johan toured extensively around the world before turning to film composition. His first score, for Agnes Cecilia, featured a strikingly beautiful piano theme that became a calling card for its composer early in his career. Today, Johan is known for his ability to write subtle, yet musically interesting, scores that gets under the skin of the film viewer, enhancing emotions without “writing on the nose”.

Among the many awards and nominations Johan has received throughout the years, two nominations for the European Film Awards (for Brothers and Let the Right One In), a UCMF Award at the Cannes Film Festival (Brothers), a Camille Award (The Emigrants) and three Amanda Awards (Troubled Water, King of Devil’s Island, The King’s Choice) stand out. His other credits include Nordic noir such as TV series The Bridge and the Department Q films, epic adventures such as Kon-Tiki and Amundsen, the Netflix drama Anatomy of a Scandal, ww2 drama The Last Vermeer and the Victorian era thriller The Limehouse Golem.

Johan Söderqvist is represented by Fortress Talent Management.


  • Ronja the Robber’s Daughter (Ronja Rövardotter, 2024) – TV series (Sweden)
  • Madame Web (2024) – feature film (USA)
  • Before It Ends (Når befrielsen kommer, 2023) – feature film (Denmark)
  • Anatomy of a Scandal (2022) – TV mini series (USA)
  • The Emigrants (Utvandrarna, 2021) – feature film (Sweden)
  • The Burning Sea (Nordsjøen. 2021) – feature film (Norway)
  • Gone for Good (Disparu à jamais, 2021) – TV mini series (France)
  • Betrayed (Den største forbrytelsen, 2020) – feature film (Norway/Sweden)
  • Tsunami (2020) – TV mini series (Sweden)
  • 22. juli (2020) – TV mini series (Norway)
  • The Last Vermeer (2019) – feature film (USA)
  • Held for Ransom (Ser du månen Daniel, 2019) – feature film (Denmark)
  • Amundsen (2019) – feature film (Norway)
  • Battlefield 1: Apocalypse (2018) – video game (USA/Sweden)
  • Battlefield V (2018) – video game (USA/Sweden)
  • The Congo Murders (Morden i Kongo, 2018) – feature film (Norway)
  • The Quake (Skjelvet, 2018) – feature film (Norway)
  • Per Fugelli: Siste resept (2018) – feature documentary (Norway)
  • Battlefield 1: In the Name of the Tsar (2017) – video game (USA/Sweden)
  • Battlefield 1: Turning Tides (2017) – video game (USA/Sweden)
  • Battlefield 1: They Shall Not Pass (2017) – video game (USA/Sweden)
  • Battlefield 1 (2016) – video game (USA/Sweden)
  • The King’s Choice (Kongens nei, 2016) – feature film (Norway)
  • The Limehouse Golem (2016) – feature film (UK)
  • Springfloden (2016-2018) – TV series (Sweden)
  • Serena (2014) – feature film (USA)
  • Captain Sabertooth and the Treasure of Lama Rama (Kaptein Sabeltann og skatten i Lama Rama, 2014) – feature film (Norway)
  • Department Q: The Absent One (Fasandræberne, 2014) – feature film (Norway)
  • A Second Chance (En chance til, 2014) – feature film (Denmark)
  • Department Q: The Keeper of Lost Causes (Kvinden i buret, 2013) – feature film (Denmark)
  • Painless (Insensibles, 2012) – feature film (Spain/France/Portugal)
  • Love Is All You Need (2012) – feature film (Denmark)
  • Kon-Tiki (2012) – feature film (Norway)
  • The Road (2011) – feature film (Philippines)
  • The Bridge (Bron, 2011) – TV series (Denmark/Sweden)
  • False Trail (Jägarna 2, 2011) – feature film (Sweden)
  • Love Addict (2011) – documentary feature (Denmark)
  • El Medico: The Cubaton Story (2011) – documentary feature (Sweden)
  • King of Devil’s Island (Kongen av Bastøy, 2010) – feature film (Norway)
  • Limbo (2010) – feature film (Sweden)
  • In a Better World (Hævnen, 2010) – feature film (Denmark)
  • Earth Made of Glass (2010) – documentary feature (USA)
  • The Murder Farm (Tannöd, 2009) – feature film (Germany)
  • Love and Rage (Vanvittig forelsket, 2009) – feature film (Denmark)
  • Effi Briest (2009) – feature film (Germany)
  • Together (Sammen, 2009) – feature film (Norway)
  • Troubled Water (De usynlige, 2008) – feature film (Norway)
  • Let the Right One In (Låt den rätte komma in, 2008) – feature film (Sweden)
  • Butterflies (Pirret, 2007) – feature film (Sweden)
  • Things We Lost in the Fire (2007) – feature film (USA)
  • When a Man Comes Home (En mand kommer hjem, 2007) – feature film (Denmark)
  • Walk the Talk (2007) – feature film (Sweden)
  • The Monastery: Mr. Vig and the Nun (2006) – documentary feature (Denmark)
  • Exit (2006) – feature film (Sweden)
  • Say That You Love Me (Säg att du älskar mig, 2006) – feature film (Sweden)
  • After the Wedding (Efter brylluppet, 2006) – feature film (Denmark)
  • Bloodbrothers (Blodsbröder, 2005) – feature film (Sweden)
  • Lite som du (2005) – TV series (Sweden)
  • Fyra veckor i juni (2005) – feature film (Sweden)
  • Brothers (Brødre, 2004) – feature film (Denmark)
  • Hem till Midgård (2003) – TV series (Sweden)
  • At Point Blank (Rånarna, 2003) – feature film (Sweden)
  • Misa mi (2003) – feature film (Sweden)
  • Freddies och Leos äventyr (2003) – TV movie (Sweden)
  • We Can Be Heroes! (Bäst i Sverige, 2002) – feature film (Sweden)
  • Family Secrets (Familjehemligheter, 2001) – feature film (Sweden)
  • En klass för sig (2000) – TV series (Sweden)
  • Swedish Beauty (Dubbel-8, 2000) – feature film (Sweden)
  • Kajsas ko (1999) – TV series (Sweden)
  • The Glassblower’s Children (Glasblåsarns barn, 1998) – feature film (Sweden)
  • Beneath the Surface (Under ytan, 1997) – feature film (Sweden)
  • Like It Never Was Before (Pensionat Oskar, 1995) – feature film (Sweden)
  • Morsarvet (1993) – TV series (Sweden)
  • Family Matters (Det blir i familjen, 1993) – feature film (Denmark)
  • Stortjuvens pojke (1992) – feature film (Sweden)
  • Letter to Jonas (Brev til Jonas, 1992) – documentary feature (Denmark)
  • Freud Leaving Home (Freud flyttar hemifrån, 1991) – feature film (Sweden/Denmark)
  • Agnes Cecilia – En sällsam historia (1991) – feature film (Sweden)
Photo: Jeanette Hägglund



Camille Awards
Won (Best Film Score) for The Emigrants
Won (Best Orchestral Score) for The Emigrants
Guldbagge Awards (Sweden)
Nominee (Best Music) for The Emigrants
Amanda Awards (Norway)
Nominee (Best Score) for Betrayed


Danish Film Awards (Robert)
Nominee (Best Original Score) for Held for Ransom
Golden Screen (Norway)
Nominee (Best Original Music) for 22. juli
Gullruten (Norway)
Nominee (Best Original Score) for 22. juli


Game Audio Network Guild Awards
Nominee (Best Original Vocal Song – Choral) for Battlefield V
Nominee (Best Original Soundtrack Album) for Battlefield V
Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences, USA
Nominee (Outstanding Achievement in Original Music Composition) for Battlefield 1


Amanda Awards, Norway
Winner (Best Score) for The King’s Choice
Game Audio Network Guild Awards
Nominee (Best Original Soundtrack Album) for Battlefield 1
Nominee (Best Original Vocal Song – Choral) for Battlefield 1
Nominee (Music of the Year) for Battlefield 1
GoldSpirit Awards (Spain)
Nominee (Best Original Video Game Score) for Battlefield 1
Nominess (Best Horror Soundtrack) for The Limehouse Golem


The Game Awards
Nominee (Best Music/Sound Design) for Battlefield 1


Danish Film Awards (Robert)
Nominee (Best Original Score) for Department Q: The Keeper of Lost Causes


Guldbagge Awards (Sweden)
Nominee (Best Music) for El Medico: The Cubaton Story
Kosmorama, Trondheim Internasjonale Filmfestival (Norway)
Winner (Best Music) for Kon-Tiki
Nocturna Madrid International Fantastic Film Festival (Spain)
Winner (Best Score) for Painless


Biarritz International Festival of Audiovisual Programming (France)
Winner (TV Series and Serials: Music) for The Bridge
FAMAS Awards (Philippines)
Nominess (Best Musical Score) for The Road
Golden Screen Awards (Philippines)
Nominee (Best Musical Score) for The Road


Amanda Awards (Norway)
Winner (Best Score) for The King of Devil’s Island
Nominee (Best Score) for Limbo
HARPA Nordic Film Composers Award
Nominee (Best Music) for In a Better World


Amanda Awards (Norway)
Winner (Best Score) for Troubled Water
European Film Awards
Nominee (European Composer) for Let the Right One In
Fangoria Chainsaw Awards (USA)
Winner (Best Score) for Let the Right One In


GoldSpirit Awards (Spain)
3rd place (Best European Score) for Let the Right One In
International Film Music Critics Award (IFMCA)
Nominee (Best Original Score for a Horror/Thriller Film) for Let the Right One In


Cannes Film Festival
Winner (UCMF Film Music Award)


European Film Awards
Nominee (European Composer) for Brothers