Arranging & Composing

Arranging & Composing

A skilled and experienced arranger, Björn Kleiman studied arranging and conducting at the Royal College of Music with Prof. Ken Hesketh and Neil Thompson. Ever since his early teens Björn has taken a keen interest in music of all genres and is a founding member of Little Venice Ensemble London for whom he has written numerous arrangements resulting in two critically acclaimed CDs and a gig book published by Phoenix Music UK. 

Björn has written arrangements for pop and rock bands, symphony orchestras and chamber groups. Commissions have included Aalborg Symphony Orchestra, Helsingborg Symphony Orchestra, clarinettist Ralph Skiano and members of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra as well as Camerata Tchaikovsky in London, Russian grandfather of rock Boris Grebenchikow, and British bands Echotape and Urban State.

Also a composer of light music, pop, film and musical theatre, Björn’s waltz “Lady’s Mantle” for flute and strings has been performed numerous time in various countries by flautists such as Wissam Boustany (with members of the London Philharmonic), Ann Elkjaer in Gothenburg, Rosie Alsop in Chichester, and principal flautist with Helsingborg Symphony Johan Skeppstedt Andersson who premiered the work and now features on a new CD with the Little Venice Ensemble. 


Björn’s arrangements can be bought from SheetMusicPlus and Phoenix Music UK.

For any commissions or enquiries please get in touch. 


Videos of Björn's arrangements. 


A few quotes from reviews of recordings and arrangements. 

Violinist Björn Kleiman’s arrangements of four piano pieces by Wilhelm Peterson-Berger are charmers… Kleiman’s own “Lady’s Mantle” is a small but perfectly proportioned and scored waltz for flute and string quartet.

Fanfare Magazine, USA

“ A truly talented arranger, Bjorn Kleiman turns out anamazing selection of music for a small instrumental ensemble ranging from traditional carols to little-known European stuff”.

Mail on Sunday, UK

Gordan also plays in the specially written arrangement by Björn Kleiman of Michel Legrand’s Papa, can you hear me? A fine song and a fine arrangement that brings this well-filled disc to an agreeable end.

MusicWeb International


British Pop Group Sion

Strings arranged and recorded by

Björn Kleiman 



For soprano Susanna Andersson and Helsingborg Symphony Orchestra. Recorded on Orlando Records.


Piano parts for Pre Twinkle Book by Suzy Beer,

Suzuki Cello Teacher and former Co-principal of the

London Philharmonic Orchestra.


Piano book by Johan Hugosson.

Backing tracks arranged by Björn Kleiman,

published by Gehrmans Musikförlag


Commissioned arrangements by Ralph Skiano, prinicpal clarinetist

with Detroit Symphony Orchestra.

For their Chamber Music Series.