Juan Andrés Vergara Avilez
Juan Andrés Vergara Avilez (b. 1990) is a composer, producer and guitarist from Mexico City with an intuitive and empirical approach to music supported by a classical formation. He studied contemporary composition at Centro de Investigación y Estudios de la Música. He also has Licenciate and Fellow degrees from London College of Music. His music has been premiered by some renowned soloist and ensembles like Cuarteto Latinoamericano, Quinteto de Alientos de la Ciudad de México, Orquesta Sinfónica de Michoacán, and Jeffrey Zeigler; and has been awarded in many competitions. In 2015 he was selected to represent Mexico at UNESCO's International Rostrum of Composers in Estonia and he has also won "Nuestra América" composition competition held by Cuarteto José White. He has been producing music for media since 2008 and has participated in short films, feature films, documentaries, multimedia installations, and advertisement. He is starting to include combinations of live electronics and instruments in his compositions; and he currently mixes studio work with composing, songwriting, and performing live in indie projects that range from folk to rock music.