Músicos: si les interesa cualquier partitura y partichelas, por favor contáctenme.
Musicians: if you're interested in the score and parts of a specific work, please contact me.
Some news and more recent info about my music:
On October 23, 2009, with the clarinetist Heather Millette, we premiered Del amor y la añoranza por España, a new work for clarient and piano, as part of a Faculty recital of the Pasadena Conservatory of Music.
Last year, I finished a new version, for clarinet and piano, of my Música para cocinar suite that was just premiered on May 8, 2008 by the clarinetist Piedad Navarro and the pianist Selah Perez-Villar in London.
Two other recent new compositions are the song cycle Canto marino for soprano and double bass, a commission by the Mexican duo of soprano Lourdes Ambriz and the double bassist Luis Antonio Rojas, and my Concertino íntimo, for piano and a small orchestra of thirteen musicians, a commission by the Baja California Orchestra, both works scheduled to be premiered in 2008.
Between 2003 and 2006 I finished the five song cycles that together make up the Baja California Songbook, a song collection of twenty-five settings of poems by five Baja California poets.
Among my more recent works, for their South American Tour, in 2005 the Gay Men's Chorus of Los Angeles commissioned me to do a choral arrangement of my song Soneto al menudo. My children's opera How Nanita Learned to Make Flan, a 2003 commission by Cincinnati Opera, has had over two hundred performances in the United States.
In 2002, the guitarist Felix Bullock premiered my guitar concerto Concierto de Medellín in Colombia. In 2001 I was commissioned to compose the quartet Concierto barroco by the ensemble Pacific Serenades of Los Angeles. This same organization selected this work for their new CD Border Crossings (released on January 2008).
In 2000, the Mexican duo of soprano Claudia Montiel and guitarist Carlos Bernal recorded my song cycle Los versos de la maestra for their CD La Cuerda del Tiempo on the Quindecim Recordings label of Mexico.
I studied composition in Mexico City attending the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), and in the United States I graduated from The Mannes College of Music (B.M.) and CSLA (M.M.). From 1997 to 2013 I was a faculty member of the piano and composition departments of the Pasadena Conservatory of Music. Since Agust 2013 I'm a faculty member of the composition and music theory departments of the Escuela Superior de Música in Mexico City.