Film composer


"Thank you “NaturVision Filmfestival” for the incredible honor of winning the Filmmusic Price 2023 for the WOLF score!"


On the 16th of June Matthijs was a guest at the “Keihard Klassiek”, a podcast made by the Dutch Radio: NPOKlassiek.


Apart from talking about his career as a composer they played 3 pieces of his music live on the show. A suite from Wolf (Directed by Cees Van kempen), Alles van Waarde (Directed by Stanley Kolk) & Engel (Directed by Dennis Bots.


The ensemble:


Vioin - Nadia Wijzenbeek

Viola - Laura van der Stoep

Cello - Charles Watt

Piano - Celia Garcia-Garcia


Arrangements by Thomas Bryla & Matthijs Kieboom


The score of Van Der Valk series 2 has been released!


The episodes of series 2 were directed by Jean Van De Velde,

Andre van Duren & Joram Lursen and produced by Company Pictured & NL Film.



The soundtrack, taken from the 3 x feature-length episodes, comes with brand new music that was recorded, per episode, in the legendary Smecky Studios in Prague.





On Tuesday the 14th of September, Matthijs as a guest at Hollands Prime-time Talks “Khalid & Sophie”  together with the makers of WOLF to talk about the film.


During the show the music of WOLF (Scouts theme) was performed live by the amazing Dutch String Collective.


Marieke De Bruijn - 1st Violin

Jacob Plooij - 2nd Violin

Laura Van Der Stoep - Viola

Jos Teeken - Cello

Marijn van Prooijen - Double Bass


Remko de Landmeter - Flute

Ruben Bekx - Christal Baschet


With great pride we present you the score for the nature film WOLF


Composed and recorded during the pandemic, this has been a labour of love, hard work and patience. The score has mainly been recorded in multiple remote session in Tenerife, Holland, France & Hungary.


One of the unique features of the soundtrack is the use of the Christal Baschet, played by Marc Chouarain. 


WOLF is the 3rd collaboration with Director/Producer Cees van Kempen.


On Sunday 7th of August, ITV will start airing Series 2 of “Van Der Valk”, starring Marc Warren as Detective Van Der Valk. 


Details on the Soundtrack release will be announced soon.



The score for “Ninjas Down The Street” is available on all digital streaming platforms! 


This is second film in the "Pirates down the Street" instalment, directed by Pim van Hoeve

Produced by Nijenhuis & Co.


Recorded In Prague wat the famous Smecky Studios and in Arnhem at 'lil Heaven Studios.

This score welcomes back the Nyckelharpa Legend Thomas Roth and introduces the great Remko De Landmeter on Ethnic Flutes.


Once again....huge thanks to again Mikael Carlsson for making this release possible on MovieScore Media.





The score for “Everything Of Value” (Alles van waarde" is available on all digital streaming platforms! 


Everything Of Value is the second collaboration with directed by Stanley Kolk

Produced by Family Affair Film

Recorded with The Dutch String Quartet 

Orchestrated by Thomas Bryła & Matthijs Kieboom


Huge thanks to again Mikael Carlsson for making this release possible on MovieScore Media.




The score for “The Cloudmaker” is available on all digital streaming platforms! 


The Cloudmaker is a beautiful animation film directed by Hanna van Niekerk

Produced by Hazazah

Recorded with East Connection Music Recording

Orchestrated by Thomas Bryła


Huge thanks to Mikael Carlsson for making this the first release on MovieScore Media’s new label devoted exclusively to music from short films: Shortcuts.




On July 1st the feature film “Pirates Down The Street” will premiere in the Dutch cinemas. It will be the first “corona-proof” premiere.



The soundtrack is already avalible on all digital platforms and is released by Moviescore Media


Every now and then weird and strange situations create new opportunities. 


During lockdown I was asked to give an online concert for the Festiwal Muzyki Filmowej w Krakowie, known as the legendary Film Music Festival in Krakow. A great opportunity for me to form my own small and intimate ensemble, tailored to my music essence. 


So it is a great pleasure that I can present you my “live from the studio” session.



Stay safe!



On Sunday 26th of April, ITV will start showing the re-imagining of the classic detective hit “Van Der Valk”. 


As captivating as ever, the new series of 3 x feature-length episodes comes with new stories and new supporting characters; it even comes with new music.


Matthijs embraced this challenge and has set the episodes to a more minimal, contemporary and relevant score with just the subtlest of nods to the iconic No. 1 hit Eye level, the original theme by Jack Trombey which spent over 20 weeks in the top 50, and accompanied all 1972-1992 episodes.


Van Der Valk, episode one “Love in Amsterdam” will be shown on ITV on Sunday 26 April at 8pm.




- Lesley Jackson