Directors

Executive Director Matthew Nicholl

Matthew Nicholl, a pianist, composer, and arranger, joined the faculty of Berklee’s Harmony Department in 1996 and was appointed chair of the Contemporary Writing and Production Department in 2002. He has composed soundtracks for films, advertising, and numerous TV shows. Nicholl has also written several books about music and has released three albums. He has performed and taught in Argentina, Australia, Brazil, China, France, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Malaysia, Puerto Rico, Singapore, Spain, and all over North America.

Artistic Director Javier Limón

A seven-time Latin Grammy Award winner, Javier Limón graduated from the Madrid Royal Conservatory, where he studied piano and guitar. He is an active composer and producer who began composing for flamenco artists but has since expanded his work to include Latin jazz musicians and Cuban artists. His many composition and production credits include major albums by renowned artists such as Paco de Lucía, Bebo Valdes, El Cigala, Enrique Morente, Wynton Marsalis, and the acclaimed Spanish singer Concha Buika.