Composer. A leading figure in Mexican composing today, with an important presence on the international scene.
Her catalogue, which includes numerous orchestral, musical theatre, chamber music and electro-acoustic pieces, has won accolades including the Ivors Composer Award, Music Theatre Now, numerous prizes from the PRS for Music, the Sistema Nacional de Creadores in Mexico, the Arts Council of Great Britain and the J.S. Guggenheim award in New York.
Her music has been played on every continent at festivals and venues like Wigmore Hall, Huddersfield Contemporary Music, ECLAT, Ultraschall, Festival D’Automne, Wien Modern, the Akiyoshidai and Takefu festivals, the Melbourne International Music Festival, the Festival of Arts & Ideas in the United States and the Foro de Música Nueva and Festival Internacional Cervantino in Mexico, as well as many others, including in Spain. She has had work commissioned, premièred and performed by numerous prestigious ensembles and soloists, among them the Cuarteto Arditti, Collegium Novum Zurich, Ensemble Intercontemporain, Ensemble Modern, Recherche, London Sinfonietta and Filarmónica de la Ciudad de México, among others.
She has given lectures, classes and courses in composition at the university of Buffalo and at other universities in the United States, as well as at the University of Manchester, the Centre Acanthes in France, ESMUC in Barcelona and as Darius Milhaud Professor at Mills College. Her work has been recorded on the Mode Records New York, Aeon, IBS Classical and Bridge labels, and is currently published by the University of York Music Press.