Originally from Ponce, Puerto Rico, Juan Andrés Matos is a Los Angeles based composer and pianist. He began his music studies at the “Escuela Libre de Musica” in Ponce, then he attended “Berklee College of Music” in Boston, “The Instituten Der Jazz & Rock Schulen” in Germany, and “Cornel School of Contemporary Music” in Los Angeles. During his school years he studied composition, film scoring, arranging, orchestration and piano performance.
Since 2012 Juan has written music for numerous films including the dramatic short “Chatarra”, winner of “Best Music and Sound” at the Festival de Cine Europeo. He has also written for television commercials and musicals like “Bite!” winner of “Best New Filmmaker” at Rincon International Film Festival.
Juan has worked as a keyboard technician and synth programmer for the LA Philharmonic Orchestra and Broadway shows like "Hamilton", "Kinky Boots", "Amelie", and "Grey Gardens".
While in Puerto Rico, Juan directed and performed four sold out piano concerts with a 7-piece band at the Teatro La Perla, biggest theater of it's kind in the Caribbean, and at the Pablo Casals Symphonic Hall in Puerto Rico.
His most recent comedy feature film "Yo Soy Un Político" is now showing on HBO GO, and you can also hear his work on the musical “Talk About It” featuring Maia Mitchell from ABC's "The Fosters".
Yo Soy Un Político - A Puerto Rican Political Comedy (Feature Film)
BITE! The Musical - “Special Jury Prize” at Cinefiesta, “Best New Film Maker” at Rincón International Film Festival, “Best Actress” at Glendale Film Festival
chatarra - “Best Music” and "Best Film" at Festival De Cine Europeo
talk about it - short film / Musical
Mi Gallo - “Best Actress” At Rincón International Film Festival
No Hay Sistema - “Best Comedy”, “Audience’s Choice”, & “Spirit of Puerto Rico” at Rincón International Film Festival
calle 1 - “Best Fiction” At Rincón International Film Festival
Hotel Arizona - Pilot Episode
PRESSURE-MAN - short film / Musical
Orchestrations & Music Preparation
David Attenborough's Conquest of the skies 3d - “Best 3-D Documentary”, “Best Documentary Score”
Harry and snowman
una última y nos vamos
Blues In The Night
hamilton - Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle
kinky boots - LAS VEGAS
Soft power - los angeles, san francisco
frozen - DENVER
AMELIE - LOS ANGELES
GROUNDHOG DAY - NEW YORK
GREY GARDENS - LOS ANGELES
women is losers - feature film
navy exchange - commercials