Mateo Ojeda is a Colombian composer. He has been composing pieces for concert music, films, television and advertising since 2003. He won recently the prestigious MUSIC AWARD PEER RABEN 2019 for »Best Music in a Short Film» at Soundtrack_Cologne 16 in Germany. He has been awarded several composition’s prizes in Colombia and Germany for his concert pieces: ‘‘ONCE (2018)’’, ‘‘PANTALEÓN, niño Chicamocha (2015)’’, ‘‘GALÁN, Poema Sinfónico (2013)’’, ‘‘El Mundo de Verona (2006)’’ and ‘‘ Once Colores Sordos (2003)’’. Mateo has written music for more than twenty (20) short-films and two (2) full-length documentary films. Most notably, ‘‘PANTALEÓN» (2019), a Colombian short-film about a country boy who is forced to go to the end of the thousand-day war in Colombia; ‘‘AGUA:CERO (2015)’’, a Spanish documentary about water, (filmed in Africa, India and South America, produced by We Are Water Foundation) and ‘‘INFIERNO O PARAÍSO (2014)’’, an acclaimed Colombian documentary film about an addictive life directed by Germán Piffano (R.I.P)
He obtained a Bachelor in ¨Music Theory and Composition¨ at Universidad Autónoma de Bucaramanga, UNAB in Colombia and Kontakt Studium Diploma in ¨New Composition Techniques¨ with Prof. Helmut W. Erdmann, Sascha Lemke and Prof. Georg Hajdu at Hochschule für Musik und Theater Hamburg and European Live Electronic Centre (EULEC) in Lüneburg, Germany. He has attended as well Workshops, Masterclass and Lectures about composition and film music in Colombia, England, Austria, Spain and Germany.
He worked as a university teacher at Universidad Autónoma de Bucaramanga, Universidad Manuela Beltrán and Universidad Jorge Tadeo Lozano in Bucaramanga and Bogotá Colombia from 2006-2012 teaching Film Music.
Mateo moved to Hamburg, Germany in 2012 where he is currently developing his work worldwide. Currently he is co-founder and composer at ”ROJO Sounddesign & Filmmusik” and part-time music teacher at Junge Musikakademie in Hamburg, Germany.
From 2018 he is an official member of The Colombian Cinematic Arts Academy – and RIMA, Iberoamerikanisches Netzwerk von Musikern und Künstlern in Germany.