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. He has also released four solo albums.
Kristian composes scores and soundtracks for films and tv series – alone and with his partner Fridolin Nordsø. Right now they are working on Netflix Original ‘Equinox’ out 2021. 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’.
Kristian published his first poetry collection in 2002, the same year he graduated from the Danish Academy’s Forfatterskolen. Since then he has written three more books of poetry, the novel, a memoir and three non-fiction books. He also writes articles and essays.
As a radio producer and journalist Kristian Leth has produced documentaries and music specials for Danish National Radio, 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