2017 has been busy for Matt wearing his arranging hat, working on brother, Ed’s, album and most notably for the beautiful track Perfect. He has also been working with legendary country singer LeAnn Rimes and short film to be released in 2018.
He has joined SMART as a young, frighteningly talented composer, proficient and exciting in many musical genres.As a child he was a prolific treble soloist in operas and church services. Classically trained, he has a broad and in-depth knowledge and wide interest in music from around the world.
Matt plays violin and viola, and studied for a degree in music at the University of Sussex before gaining a Masters in composition from King’s College, London. In 2010 he won the Presteigne Festival Competition for British Composers under 35, as well as the Chairman of the Jury award at the Shipley Arts Festival.
Matt scored the 2016 feature From Suffolk With Love and in 2015 was commissioned to write a contemporary setting of Christina Rossetti’s In the Bleak Midwinter for performance at St Edmondsbury Cathedral; and a piece for the young Russian pianist Yulia Chaplina inspired by The Windhover by Gerard Manley Hopkins. Recent commercial projects include an ongoing series of adverts for Triodos Bank and a film about conservation of the Brazilian rainforest, narrated by Michael Palin. In late 2015 he will begin scoring the feature film Propensity: The Nick Charles Story.
Matt comes from a musical family and he has a strong interest in music theory and can compose in many historical and contemporary styles and genres. He enjoys the challenge of fusing music with image and expressing the full range of human emotions.
He is hard-working, driven, thoroughly amiable and determined to achieve great success in film scoring and orchestration. We believe that he will do just that.
Ed Sheeran Happier – Matt-Sheeran String Arrangement
Ed Sheeran Perfect – Matt-Sheeran String Arrangement
Ed Sheeran Save-Myself – Matt-Sheeran String Arrangement
Matt – Terry – When Christmas Comes Around – Matt-Sheeran String Arrangement