Matthew Nicholl, Executive Director
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. Read more about Matthew Nicholl.
Javier Limón, Artistic Director
A 10-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, Diego El Cigala, Enrique Morente, Wynton Marsalis, and the acclaimed Spanish singer Concha Buika. Read more about Javier Limón.
Agustina Covián, Management and Communications
Agustina Covián joined the Berklee team in Valencia as project manager of the Mediterranean Music Institute (MMI) in 2011. She began working with MMI artistic director Javier Limón and MMI founder Larry Monroe to formulate and structure the academic program and other initiatives of the institute. Since then, she has been working alongside Matthew Nicholl and Javier Limón in developing new MMI projects, concerts, and performance opportunities for students. A 1997 Berklee graduate, she studied film scoring and alto saxophone after obtaining a bachelor's degree in communications from Boston University in 1992. Covián has more than 15 years of experience as a director and producer in film, documentaries, TV, music, events, and corporate communications. She had the chance to begin her career alongside film directors such as Martin Scorsese, Spike Lee, and Oliver Stone. She moved on to the music industry, where she worked for Live Nation Spain, producing shows for Madonna, Elton John, AC/DC, Queen, and Rock in Rio, among many others.