Partner & Head of Music, BKP Music Group Dubai
Head Judge – Music/Sound Design
Matthew Faddy is a veteran of the recording industry with over 30 years of experience in the music industry.
Originally trained as a music engineer before becoming an established composer in London, writing music for TV including Rick Stein, Carluccio, Keith Floyd as well as countless TV commercials and films. During this time he worked with some of London’s top production companies, agencies, film director’s and creatives and with some of the music industry’s best including Sting, Annie Lennox, Sinead O’Conner, Supergrass, Iron Maiden, Bobby Womak and many others. In 2002 he moved to the UAE to help create BKP Music, the leading music production company in the Middle East. Since moving to the UAE he has collaborated with many local Arabic artists and has composed music for countless live events in the UAE and Saudi Arabia including the Burj Khalifa New Years Eve Fireworks, the record breaking News Years Fireworks on the Palm / World as well as many of the Dubai National Day events and shows in Al Ula and across Saudi Arabia. He as composed the music for HIPA, The Sheik Zayed Book Awards and the Excellence awards on numerous occasions. In 2015 he was commissioned to arrange the first ever “official“ version of the UAE National Anthem recorded with the Prague Philharmonic Orchestra which is now the definitive version. In 2016 he was also commissioned to produce all the music and soundtracks for the Pavilions at the Shindagha museum in Dubai which is still ongoing. In 2021 he co-produced the Dubai Expo 2020 Theme song, “This is our time”.