Samuel Cedillo

Friday, March 3rd, 2017 - 11:54 am

Mexican composer. Mazahua indian´s origins; craftsman in his chilhood. Samuel Cedillo graduated from the Conservatory of the Roses of Michoacan, Mexico under the tutelage of Germán Romero in 2007. He had lessons with some of the most important Mexican and foreign composers; its main formative influences after Romero, Cedillo mainly considers Emmanuel Nunes, Pierluigi Billone and Dror Feiler. Currently his music is played in Europe, the United States and Latin America. His career has awards, grants, recordings, commissions, residencies, courses and examinations. He is currently research professor at the Intercultural Indigenous University of Michoacán. Part of his teaching life dedicated to community work within indigenous comunities; is founder, along with a team of purhépecha musicians, of Purhépecha Conservatory, the only institution of its kind, dedicated to the education of traditional musicians. His work as a composer is regarded by critics as one of the most important and radicals of his generation.