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Martin Svensson (1978) started out as guitarist playing in all kind of constellations. When he studied at music high school his interest in classical theory and composition came naturally and the guitar classes turned into counterpoint studies and so on. After completing high school Martin studied musicology at Lund University and took private lessons for Mattias Svensson, which teaches at Gotland school of Music. Martin studied there between 1998-2000 with teachers such as Sven-David Sandström, Per Mårtensson and Henrik Strindberg.

During the years at Gotland school of composition Martin composed a number of pieces, among them In Su for the Swedish chamber ensemble Sonanza that has been performed in different festivals for new music. The orchestra piece I den nya tiden (In the new age) that won first price in a competition for young composers announced by Umeå symfoniorekster, and Liquidations written to Gotlands blåsorkster (concert band) and dancers with choreography by Helena Högberg.

In 2000 Martin began his studies in composition at the Academy of music in Malmö and finished his Master degree for professor Luca Francesconi and Kent Olofsson.