British composer Matt Nicholson scores commercials, film, and television from his studios in Cape Town and London.

Matt records frequently with the top orchestras in London and SA, and currently has over 400 published tracks to date, including works for Universal, Riptide, Felt, Elias, and Audio Network.

Matt has scored dozens of commercials and TV shows. Recent credits include TVC’s for L’Oreal, Renault, Nokia, and Unilever, and documentaries for Animal Planet and Discovery. He also recently worked on C4’s ‘Married at First Sight’, BBC’s ‘Simon Schama’s Face of Britain’, plus composed music for an award – winning short film for Focus Features.

Classically trained in the UK from an early age, Matt’s unusual versatility saw him performing opera at ENO, winning chamber music competitions on piano, playing drums at Glastonbury, and French Horn in symphony orchestras.

He later engineered in commercial studios in London and SA, worked as a FOH engineer for Chaka Khan and Ludacris, and built the first mastering studio in East Africa.

Matt is proudly represented by Giles Stanley Management.

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Matt’s Publishers

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Felt Music

60 tracks and counting with Soho's top production music company.
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Major US publisher for film, trailers, TV, and advertising.

Universal Publishing

Matt writes for Universal's 'Atmosphere' label. Check out his recent release 'Cinematic Reflections'.
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Red Moth Music

London - based film music company for library and custom scoring,
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Audio Network

Global publisher for picture. Matt's album with Andrew Skeet 'A Day To Remember' was recorded at Abbey Rd by the English Session Orchestra.
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Major film and trailer publisher based in Los Angeles.
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