Born in Madrid in 1962. In 1977 he moves with his family to New York City, where he begins his music studies. In 1983 his work Metamorfosis for string orchestra and 16 accordions receives the Broadcast Music Inc. Young Composers Award (one of the Author’s Societies in the USA). In 1985 he moves back to Madrid and studies composition with Luis de Pablo and Francisco Guerrero. Since 1989, when one of his works is selected for the Gaudeamus Competition (Holland), his works are present in many festivals and concert seasons, mainly in european countries. (Middelburg festival, Gaudeamus Music Week, Roma Europa, Radio France, Auditorio Nacional de Madrid, Venice Biennale, Música d’Hoy, etc…) performed by some of the best musicians and ensembles ( Klangforum Wien, Orquesta Nacional de España, Glass Farm Ensemble, Trío Arbós, Nouvel Ensemble Modern, Deutsche Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, etc.). He has been composer in residence at the Spanish Accademy of Fine Arts in Rome and at the Casa de Velázquez in Madrid. His Works have receive the following international awards: “Villa de Madrid” 2001, Spain; “Guido d’Arezzo” 1998, Arezzo, Italy; “Hannover Biennale” 1997, Germany; “Pablo Sorozábal” 1995, Guipúzcoa, Spain; “Premi Ciudat d’Alcoi 1993, Alcoi, Spain; “Broadcast Music Inc.” 1983, EEUU. He has received comissions from many cultural institutions, such as Centro para la Difusión de la Música Contemporánea, I.N.A.E.M., festival “Musica ‘900”, Trento, Orquesta y Coro Nacionales de España, Junta de Andalucía, Música de Hoy, Real Orquesta Sinfónica de Sevilla, Klangforum Wien, etc. His music has been recorded in the labels Kairos Music, Verso and Anemos-Inaem, among others. In 2006 he receives the Premio Nacional de Música from the Spanish Ministry of Culture, for his whole work. In 2021 takes place the premiere of his “spoken opera” ES LO CONTRARIO, based on Maeterlinck’s THE BLIND, at the Teatro Maestranza (Seville) and Teatros del Canal (Madrid), performed by Zahir Ensemble, conducted by Juan García Rodríguez. Since 1998 he lives and works in Seville.