Uno Helmersson SWEDEN
Uno Helmersson is an award-winning Swedish composer and a multi instrumentalist whose credits include the worldwide hit tv series “The Bridge”, broadcast in more than 100 territories and for which he was awarded a Golden FIPA. Awarded and nominated for his music, with over 60 composer credits on IMDB, many of those multiple awarded films and documentaries, and more than 800 registered compositions on his rights society, he is among the top composers in the northern part of Europe.
Uno was born and raised in Västerbotten, in the rural parts of northern Sweden. When he was a small child, his parents took note of his talent for music and made him take organ classes in the nearest town. As a teenager, having moved to a larger town, he played in bands and came to realise that he wanted to pursue music as his profession. He studied music in upper secondary school and continued with a number of preparatory courses before being accepted into Royal College of Music in Stockholm in the fall of 2002. During his college years, he came into contact with Johan Söderqvist, one of the most prominent composers of film music in the Nordics. After graduating, Uno started working as Söderqvist’s assistant on films like “Let the Right One In”, “Kon-Tiki '' and “Limbo”. Their cooperation matured into a partnership that has resulted in acclaimed productions like the tv series “The Bridge'' and “Departement Q” I & II. Uno got his own international breakthrough with his music for the Danish documentary and Emmy winning “Armadillo” in 2010. Since then he has been frequently engaged to compose music for tv and cinema all around the world.
While finishing up music for an upcoming BBC-documentary, Uno has worked on his first solo album. In the start of 2021 Uno will release his album on Sancho Panza, a label of PIAS. Uno´s latest work includes working with documentary “Flee”, witch will have its release in (2021) and
the film “Nelly Rapp – Monstergenten” (2020).
Further recent projects by Uno include working on major documentaries like “The Painter and The Thief” (2020), “The Fight For Greenland” (2020), Norwegian tv mini-series 22 Juli (2020) and “On The President’s Orders” (2019).
Other major credits include documentary “Magnus” (2016) about the life of Norway’s Mozart of Chess, directed by Benjamin Ree for Norway’s Moskus Film and Mikkel Norgaard’s “The Absent One”, from the Zentropa’s “Department Q” film series.
Besides being awarded a Golden FIPA, Uno has also been nominated for several other awards. Including a nomination for “Best Original Score” at the Danish Film Awards (Robert Awards) 2014 for his work on Kvinden i buret (2013). At the International Documentary Association 2018 he was a nominee for “Best music” for his work on Olegs krig (2017). In 2020 he was nominated at the Golden Screen, Norway for “Best Original Music” for his work on tv mini-series 22. juli (2020).