My name is Juhana Lehtiniemi and I am a 30-year old Finnish film composer and independent animation and film maker. I've studied composition in England and after that I started a newly established master program in film music composition in Stockholm, Sweden. I graduated in 2010 with Master degree in film composition and I’ve been working professionally with different kinds of films, commercials and games. I recently finished my first feature film score for 'Bekas'.
My musical history began when I started to play piano under the guidance of my dad. This was probably somewhere near the age of 9 or 10. During my teen years I started on a secondary instrument - accordion. My first achievement in composition was probably when when I won a national composition competition for Christian community songs, organized by Maata Näkyvissä -festival. That was somewhere around the age of 16. After graduating from the senior highschool, I used the following years trying out everything I had ever been interested in: computer programming, theatre, dancing (like ballet, modern, street and jazz dance), Kung Fu and finally ended up studying jazz piano. During my piano studies I received an opportunity to compose music for a 3-hour musical for a symphonic orchestra. I could easily spend days in a café, writing and orchestrating music, and I knew I had found my thing - I decided to become a composer!
I speak Finnish, Swedish and English and live currently in Helsinki, Finland.
I am Juhana Lehtiniemi, a Finnish film composer with a master degree in film composition and a style widely influenced by indie pop/rock. I like mixing genres - everything from synthetic soundscapes, alternative rock and indie ensembles to big orchestral Hollywood sounds. It's always about finding the best fitting sound and "voice" for each project. After graduating from Stockholm Academy of Dramatic Arts in Stockholm, Sweden in 2010, I've been working on numerous film and commercial projects. Lately I've become more and more interested in animation - both composing for and making my own films. On this site you can find samples of certain projects as well as my showreel.
Should you ever have a project proposal of any kind, please don't hesitate to contact me! :)