Meet The Conductor Mr. Mattos

The Hatt Symphony Orchestra's Conductor!
Daniel Mattos, pianist, composer, conductor & pedagogue
     Graduated with honors from Escuela Libre de Música de San Juan, Puerto Rico, Daniel Mattos holds a Bachelor of Music degree in Piano Performance Magna Cum Laude from the Puerto Rico Conservatory of Music and a Master of Music in Music Performance-Conducting from Florida State University.  In addition, he has pursued advanced graduate studies beyond a Master’s degree in music theory, science of education, orchestra conducting, ethnomusicology, piano pedagogy and music education.  
     At the tender age of 13, Mattos made his debut as soloist at the Escuela Libre de Música de San Juan, Puerto Rico, offering his first piano recital. Throughout his career, he has won several prestigious awards, many of them as a First Prize winner. 
     Mattos has collaborated as music instructor, pianist, choral & orchestra conductor at many schools, universities, churches, musical groups and orchestras, including the Youth Orchestra of Palm Beach County, as well as several schools within the Palm Beach School District.
     Daniel’s performances have been appreciated in Latin America and the Caribbean, as both an Assistant Conductor and Guest International Conductor. Nationally, he has performed as far west as Nevada, and locally, at the Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, in 2019 and 2021. 
     Mr. Mattos recently joined the HATT Foundation, a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization, where he has been appointed Music Director of the HATT Symphony Orchestra Program, specifically focused on introducing at-risk children to musical instruments. He aspires to leave a palpable musical legacy to the community, through this ambitious germinating Symphony Orchestra Program.