Ludwig Goransson was born in Linkoping, Sweden, on September 1, 1984. On his 7th birthday, Ludwig received his first electric guitar. The following years were devoted to practicing guitar and making small compositions. At the age of seventeen, Norrkoping Symphony Orchestra premiered his first orchestral work - 5 minutes to Christmas. His ardent interests in composing and the art of improvising directed him into undertaking studies at the jazz department at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm (2004-2007).