Matthew Van Driel

Composer / Orchestrator

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Looking to add that cinematic sound to your song? Perhaps a lush string section, a bombastic orchestra, or a grand choir to give it that sound you've been searching for? Whether you already have orchestral parts in mind, and just need them enhanced, or want to start from scratch, Matthew Van Driel will work closely with you to achieve your vision!

I am an award winning Canadian composer with over 10 years of experience composing original works for media and live performance. I have scored numerous films and other media from countries all around the world, as well as composed and arranged dynamic concert works with premieres in North America and Asia. I have also worked with international pop and metal artists from Portugal, Pakistan, and Canada. Most recently, I provided orchestrations and choral arrangements for Lindsay Schoolcraft’s Juno-nominated album ‘Martyr.’

With a B.F.A. Specialized Honours in Music from York University, I openly embrace a wide range of musical influences and styles in my work to bring forth captivating sound. I have worked in numerous genres including Metal, Pop, Jazz, Electronic, and World. No matter the style, I craft my orchestrations to achieve the sound that perfectly fits the songs I'm working on, without getting in the way of what's already there.

As an accomplished film and concert composer, I understand the intricacies and dynamics that come with modern orchestral writing. I apply this same knowledge to the orchestrations I craft to create that authentic orchestral sound; whether it's a few strings, a big band, world instruments, or a full orchestra. I am constantly looking for challenging new projects that allow me to push the creative envelope, and I can't wait to hear from you!

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Orchestration Demo Reel

I was the orchestrator in this production

Terms Of Service

Turn around time depends on project demands. Up to 3 revisions.

GenresSounds Like
  • Nightwish
  • Evanescence
  • Within Temptation
Gear Highlights
  • East West/Quantum Leap & Hollywood Orchestral Libraries
  • Spitfire
  • Logix Pro X
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