Born in Mexico City in 1981. Studied piano and music theory at Centro de Investigación y Estudios de la Música (CIEM). Member of Mexican folk music Ofrenda, with which he toured in Asia and Europe from a young age. Started his undergraduate degree in 1997. After two years in United World College of the Atlantic in Wales he returned to Mexico to study piano with Guadalupe Parrondo. In 2001 he entered King’s College London, where he completed his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in composition and musicology. George Benjamin, Silvina Milstein and Jonathan Cole were among his most influential teachers. He attended Bartók Seminar 2003 in Szombathely, Hungary; his studies there, in particular those with Jonathan Harvey and Marco Stroppa had a decisive impact on him. During four years he was Artistic Coordinator of Instrumenta Oaxaca, and in 2013 Artistic Director of Sonoro. He took acting courses at Casa del Teatro.
Over the last 10 years he has gained experience as a film composer, and is regularly invited both as musical director and actor for different stage productions. He’s a regular member of the theatre company Todas las Fiestas de Mañana, for which he has worked both as musical director and actor in their major productions Chekhov’s The Kiss, and Reincidentes, with director Alonso Ruizpalacios. He also acted in both of Ruizpalacios’s films, Güeros and Museum.
He has written music for several major productions of Shakespeare in Spanish, including Richard III, Measure for Measure, Macbeth, Romeo and Juliet, and Twelfth Night. His soundtrack for Twelfth Night earnt him the Metro award for best original music, and it’s available in all major streaming platforms.
He wrote original music for Gustavo Montiel’s Marea de Arena, Guillermo Ríos’s Perras, Manolo Caro’s Elvira and Bárbara Ochoa’s Tiempo sin Pulso.
Some of his most succesfull theatre colaborations include Héctor Bourges (en el proyecto Estado Fallido) Marissa Saavedra (Los Pájaros Perdidos), Mauricio García Lozano (Las relaciones sexuales de Shakespeare y Marlowe, Salomé, Ricardo III, Medida por medida, Romeo y Julieta, Macbeth), Juliana Faesler, Clarissa Malheiros (El Rey se muere), Alonso Ruizpalacios (El beso, Reincidentes), Alejandro Ricaño (Hotel Good Luck), Alonso Íñiguez (Noche de Reyes, Romeo y Julieta de Bolsillo), and Antú Romero Nunes (La Flauta Mágica).
He is also a prominent teacher of Composition and Music Theory.
He currently lives between Mexico City and Los Angeles.