Nina Åkerblom Nielsen

(born in Jönköping, Sweden) a considerable part of her childhood was at her granddad's Steinway grand piano. Here she started to compose at the age of 5. Her conventional studies were in Gothenburg and at the Royal Academy of Music in Stockholm where she graduated from 2007. Åkerblom writes music for choir. She performs in many different countries as well as in Sweden. In Sweden she was, for example, involved in the performance I am, with one of Sweden's most well known actors, Sven Wolter and Ensemble Mare Baltikum. She has also performed in Swedish Radio, Swedish Television and in different churches. She has taken part in events, like the opening ceremony of the new culture center in Jönköpings as well as the Concert Hall Spira, also in Jönköping, together with different popular Swedish artists. During 2012 she has composed music to the children performance, Det blyga hjärtat (The shy heart). During the winter 2013 she toured in the region together with the Jönköpings Symfonietta. Åkerblom writes music in many different genres.
Selected works: Dancing, Sångernas sång/Shir hashirim.
Selected recordings: Butter and Bread 2010, Manora Records; Benjamin Britten, Simon Phipps Vokalensemble, 2003, Footprint Records.
Publications direction: Available at Gehrmans musik förlag and Svensk Musik/Swedmic AB.
Awards, selection: 2001 Swedish church in Jönköping music grant; 2003, Katz Culture foundation grant; 2004 Adlerbertska foundation grant, 2007 Royal Academy of Music grant; 2008 The city of Jönköping’s culture grant; 2012 Jönköping gala’s Culture and stage award.