Born in Granada (Spain) in 1957.
Studies: Piano (Rafael Solís), Composition (Román Alís and Antón García Abril) and Orchestra Conduction (Enrique García Asensio) at the Madrid Royal Conservatory of Music, obtaining Honors in all the courses and Final Degree Prize in Piano.
Art History (UCM), also with the highest ratings.
Doctor’s Degree (UAM) with his thesis From the song to the symphony.
Composer: more than ninety works in all genres, both opera and other scenic music as well as symphonic and chamber music, premiered by prestigious soloists, orchestras and groups. He has also composed the soundtrack of all the films of the Cantabrian film director Mario Camus since 1993.
In 2000, INAEM commissioned the composition of an orchestral work to commemorate the 250th anniversary of the death of J. S. Bach. Conducted by Luis Izquierdo, it was premiered at the National Music Auditorium in Madrid.
In 2002 his Missa for choir a capella was awarded the first prize in the First Contest of Religious Polyphony of the Community of Madrid.
In 2002 the CDMC commissioned the composition of a piano piece (Siete formas de amar) to be released at the Círculo de Bellas Artes in Madrid to celebrate the European Day of Music. Also commissioned by the CDMC in 2005, he composed the stage action for 15 instruments, Small Illustrated Dictionary of Contemporary Music, published in nº 32 of the musical specialization magazine Quodlibet.
In 2009 the Areteia Quartet recorded a CD (Verso) with their music.
In 2013, commissioned by the AEOS, he composed his Symphony No. 1, premiered at the Monumental Theater of Madrid by the O. Sinfónica de RTVE conducted by Guillermo García Calvo.
In 2014 he wrote for commission of the International Festival of Music and Dance of Granada the work Five guerreros, premiered in the Festival by the TAC, the soprano Ingrida Gápová and the Numen Ensemble choir, conducted by Diego García Rodríguez.
In 2015 his Ave Maria for choir and chamber orchestra was awarded the 1st Prize in the VI Fernando Rielo International Sacred Music Competition. Also in 2015 he received the “Claudio Prieto” award at the XXV National Premios Cultura Viva.
Since 2008, he is president of the Madrid Association of Composers (AMCC), which has been organizing the International Contemporary Music Festival of Madrid (COMA) since 1999.
Concert pianist: recitals throughout the Spanish geography, as well as in Europe, Asia and America.
Soloist with various Spanish orchestras under conductors such as Sergiu Comissiona, Salvador Brotons, Pedro Halffter, V. Sutej, Sabas Calvillo, Victor Pablo Perez, Luis Remartinez, Juan de Udaeta, Max Bragado-Darman, Luis Aguirre, etc.
Concerts for piano and orchestra written for him and premiered by him: Valentín Ruiz, Rafael Cavestany and Fernando Aguirre.
CDs: LUX (his own work for piano); Spanish music for saxophone and piano (4 cds); sonatas for solo piano and for clarinet and piano by Robert Stevenson (with Justo Sanz); string quintets by Rafael Rodríguez Albert; work for clarinet and piano by Pedro Iturralde (with Justo Sanz); songs by Constancio Hernáez (NAXOS); work for piano by José María Benavente.
Conductor: Orchestra. Symphonic of Tenerife, Opera Comic of Madrid, Orq. de Cámara Andrés Segovia, Chamber Soloists of Madrid, Orq. of Chamber and Choir Ars Nova, Orq. Gaudeamus, Orchestra and Chorus of the UAM and the JORCAM, among others.
He is currently the main conductor of the SIC Chamber Orchestra, with which, in addition to his numerous concerts with the classical repertoire, he has performed at the most prestigious Contemporary Music Festivals. He is also the main conductor of the Contemporary Music Group of the Madrid Royal Conservatory of Music and the Classical Orchestra of the same centre.
Professor at the Madrid Royal Conservatory of Music, as well as, since its foundation in 1991, at the “Reina Sofia” School of Music directed by Paloma O’Shea and which in 2017 bestows the Medal of Honor.