Martin Åkerwall (b. 1965)

Martin Åkerwall is a Danish composer and conductor. He studied percussion, piano and composition at the Royal Academy of Music in Copenhagen and Sibelius Academy in Helsinki. He has worked as conductor, ballet and solo coach in a.o. Germany and Switzerland. As a composer he became well known around 1980 and many of his early works were commissioned by Lechenborg Festival for New Music. His work list includes chamber music, cello concerto and piano concertos. His works are often dreamy, atmospheric and often described as etheric.