Curriculum Vitae

Curriculum Vitae



 2006-2017 Regular violinist with the Ontario Philharmonic (formerly Oshawa Durham Symphony Orchestra),

2017 Organizer of the Festival México Contemporáneo at York University, Toronto,

2017 Faculty at Music in the Alps Festival in Austria and presentation of the book The Conscious Musician,

2017 Concerts with Duo Luna in Mexico, Switzerland and USA.

2016 Performance at Koerner Hall with Lucy Rupert at Cultural Days.

2016 Creation of Squash Court Collective with the dancer and choreographer Lucy Rupert. Ontario Arts Council Recipient for their show Mirrors,

2016 TEDx talk at Paseo Santa Lucía, Mexico, with the theme The Conscious Musician.

2016 Tour with the Duo Luna Derbez-Salazar in Toronto, New York and Ottawa at the National Arts Centre with the program Paisajes Sonoros.

2016 Appointed Artistic Director of México Contemporáneo Foundation.

2015 Launch of the printed version of El Músico Consciente at MUNAL, National Museaum, in Mexico city.

2015 Tour in Italy with Barbara Croall and Jaime Luján with the program Altri Suoni: where classical meets avant-garde.

2014 Presentation of the CD Altri Suoni at Festival Internacional Cervantino in Guanajuato, Mexico.

2014 Performance at the Comuarte Music Festival with Barbara Croall and Jaime Luján at Palacio de Bellas Artes in Mexico city

2014 Award “One of the Top Ten Mexicans in Canada” by Latinos Magazine and the Globe and Mail

2013 Award “One of the 50 celebrities that transform Mexico” by magazine Quién, CNN Expansión along Plácido Domingo and Alfonso Cuarón.

2013 Launch of the book El Músico Consciente at the Guadalajara International Book Fair.

2012 Premiere of the multidisciplinary show Shika: out of the silence the sound is born at George Ignatieff Theatre, Toronto

2006-2010 Freelance violinist for various music groups in Greater Toronto Area

2010 Performing with PULS at the Glenn Gould Hall CBC  Toronto, Canada

2008-2009 Performances as member of the music ensemble PULS in various locations around GTA.

2009 Performance of own composition “Shika”, Palacio de Bellas Artes, Mexico City.

2008 Winner of Comuarte Festival (Mexico) for composition “Shika.”

2008 Performance of “Shika” at Glenn Gould Hall, Toronto, broadcast on CBC, as part of the concert “Sounding Across the Americas”

2007 Solo performance at the Alucine Festival, Toronto.

1999-2006 Violinist with the baroque ensemble Capilla Virreinal de la Nueva España, Mexico City

1998-2006 Freelance violinist for various music groups in Mexico City

2004-2005 Member of the violin/harpsichord duo Derbez-Padilla, Mexico City

2005 Violinist/composer for the dance spectacle CUERPO IMPULSO at the Harbourfront Festival, Toronto (August 28-31)

2002-2004 Member of the Quarteto Academia Yuriko Kuronuma

2002 Accompanying violinist series of Eurhythmy performances in Premeno, Italy, and Lugano Switzerland with Cesar Franck’s sonata

2000/2001 Tours of Italy, France, Switzerland and Mexico with the Ensamble Camerístico de México (Mexican Chamber Music Ensemble)

2000 Tour of Germany as violinist with La Orquesta de Bellas Artes

1999 Violinist with La Orquesta de Cámara de Bellas Artes, Mexico City

1998 Violinist/actor in the interdisciplinary theatre spectacle Fenix at the Zurich Theatre Festival, the Studio Foce in Lugano, Swtizerland, and El Teatro Helénico, Mexico City.

1997-1998 Violinist with folk group Mireille Ben Ensamble, Switzerland.

1996-1997 Violinist with the Camerata Giovanile della Svizzera Italiana in Lugano, Loussane and Lucern.

1995 Performances with pianist Roberto Dickman in Ticino, Switzerland.

1994 Violinist with La Orchestra del Conservatorio della Svizzera Italiana, performing in Switzerland and France.

1991 Concertmaster, La Orquesta Sinfónica Vida y Movimiento, Mexico.

1990 Assistant Concertmaster, La Orquesta de las Juventudes Musicales, Bogota, Colombia

1989 Participant, San Miguel de Allende Chamber Music Festival, México.

1988 Finalist, National Violin Competition, Mexico

1987 Solo performance with the Fujisawa Symphony Orchestra, Tokyo, Japan. Tour of Japan with 12 selected students of the Yuriko Kuronuma Violin Academy.

1986 Solo performance with the Guanajuato Symphony Orchestra, Mexico.

1985 Solo performances touring in Japan with the 12 selected students of Yuriko Kuronuma Violin Academy.



2017 Faculty at the music festival in Austria Music in the Alps.

2017 Masterclasses at Instituto de Cultura de Campeche, Mexico.

2016  Masterclasses at Escuela Superior de Música in Mexico city.

2006-2017 Private violin lessons, Toronto, Canada, based on THE CONSCIOUS MUSICIAN methodology.

2002-2006 Violin teacher, Academia Yuriko Kuronuma, Mexico City, including the delivery of workshops based on the Integral Development pedagogical method, preparation of students for concerts, etc.

2003-2004 Music teacher, Waldorf School of Cuernavaca, Mexico, including the delivery of workshops for both children and adults in the Integral Development pedagogical method

2002 Workshops/Performance for students based on Integral Development Method, Liceo Mexicano Japones School, Mexico City.

1999-2006 Private violin and piano lessons, Mexico City, based on Integral Development pedagogical method

1999 Integral Development children’s workshop, International Music Festival, Morelia, Mexico

1997-1998 Integral Development children’s workshops, Rudolf Steiner School, Lugano, Switzerland


2007-2016 Voice training with vocal instructor Fides Krucker, Toronto, Canada.

1997 Winner, FONCA (Mexican National Fund for Culture and the Arts) Grant for the development of a new musical pedagogy and contemporary music research

1996-1998 Higher Studies in Violin, Accademia d’Archi Vivaldi (teacher: Susane Holm), Lugano, Switzerland

1993-1995 Higher Studies in Violin, Conservatorio della Svizzera Italiana, Switzerland

1994 Winner, FONCA (Mexican National Fund for Culture and the Arts) Scholarship for studies abroad

1993 Winner, FONCA (Mexican National Fund for Culture and the Arts) Scholarship for studies abroad

1992 Summer course in violin under Zakar Bron, Santander, Spain

1988-1989 Violin Studies, Ollin Yoliztli School of Music, Mexico City

1980-1987 Violin Studies, Yuriko Kuronuma Violin Academy, Mexico City


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