Originally from Ponce, Puerto Rico, Juan Andrés Matos moved to Los Angeles where he began working with Latin Music Specialists, a leading Latin Music licensing company, as an Assistant Engineer. He's also worked as a keyboard technician and synth programmer for the LA Philharmonic Orchestra and Broadway shows like "Hamilton" (11 Tony wins including Best Musical, Best Original Score, Best Orchestration), "Kinky Boots" (6 Tony wins including Best Musical, Best Original Score), "Amelie", "Grey Gardens", among others.
He has directed and performed four piano concerts at the Teatro La Perla, biggest theater of it's kind in the Caribbean, and at the Pablo Casals Symphonic Hall in Puerto Rico.
Juan began his music studies at the “Escuela Libre de Musica de Ponce”. He also attended Berklee College of Music in Boston, The Instituten Der Jazz & Rock Schulen in Freiburg, Germany and the Cornel School of Contemporary Music with studies in arranging, composing, film scoring and piano performance. Juan has worked on drama, musicals, sci-fi, comedy, documentaries and horror.
His most recent film "Yo Soy Un Político", which was acquired by HBO, will be showing starting on September 22nd, 2017.
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”, "Best Film" at Festival De Cine Europeo
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
David Attenborough's Conquest of the skies 3d - “Best 3-D Documentary”, “Best Documentary Score”
Harry and snowman
una última y nos vamos
With Children - Short Film