Kristian Leth is an award-winning musician, a poet and writer from the Danish Academy and a Prix Italia-winning radio producer and journalist.
As the lead singer of The William Blakes, Kristian Leth has won The Royal Crown Prince and Princess’ Culture Award 2011, as well as two Danish Music Awards. The William Blakes were heralded as “setting new standards” when they debuted and became ubiquitous on Danish music radio for several years. They are renowned for their live performances, playing Denmark’s biggest festivals and tv shows. He has also released three solo albums.
Kristian composes scores and soundtracks for films and tv series – alone and with his partner Fridolin Nordsø. They got a Danish Academy Nomination for ‘Best Original Song’ for his work on the movie ‘Kidnappet’, wrote the biggest radio single of the year as the title song for Netflix series ‘Rita’, and were recently nominated for ‘Best Soundtrack Composer’ for their work on TV series ‘Ride Upon The Storm’.
He published his first poetry collection in 2002, the same year he graduated from the Danish Academy’s Writer’s School. Since then he has written three more books of poetry, the novel ‘Mithos’ and three non-fiction books. As well as librettos for the Danish Royal Opera and articles for some of Denmark’s biggest papers.
As a radio producer and journalist Kristian Leth has produced documentaries and music specials for DR P1, DR P2, DR P6, KCRW and Radio 24 syv – as well as hosted TV specials and series. His radio series on Wagner’s Ring won the Prix Italia 2014 as well as the Danish Language Prize and was nominated for a 2014 Prix Europa. His series on Glenn Gould won the Prix Radio in 2017.
Contact: kristianleth [at] me.com