Juan Andrés Matos

Composer & Pianist

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".


films

  • 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

  • The Testimony

  • 8 Seconds

  • Blues In The Night


keyboard tech

  • 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

upcoming Projects

  • women is losers - feature film

  • navy exchange - commercials