Composer Matteo Neri (b. 1989) has a versatile musical background, with experience in film scoring, orchestral music, chamber music, as well as opera. He received his Masters in Scoring for Film/TV/Video Games from Berklee College of Music in 2014, his Bachelor of Music in Theory/Composition from Westminster Choir College of Rider University in 2013, and was a participant in the ASCAP/NYU Film Scoring workshop in 2013.
Matteo is currently a staff composer at Comma Music, a leading music house for commercials, tv, and film. His music can be heard in commercials and promos for brands such as McDonalds and Breathe Right Nasal Strips, as well as for institutions such as NYU. He worked in Los Angeles with Emmy Award winning composer Alex Wurman, and is also the orchestrator for “FORTE,” a classical crossover tenor group that was a finalist on “America’s Got Talent.” Currently, Matteo is composing a new opera titled “Escobar,” chronicling the search for Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar, that will be completed in 2017. The opera was recently selected to be part of the Frontiers showcase at Fort Worth Opera in May 2017.
In order to promote the idea of expanding the audiences of new classical music, Matteo started “Yard Road Productions” to curate concerts of new music for composers and performers that create more accessible new music. YRP is now expanding to include larger projects, such as the eventual production of operas and larger works by contemporary composers.