In 2000, Andrés began his undergraduate studies in composition and musicology at the Music Studies and Research Centre – C.I.E.M. (Mexico City) under the tutelage of Víctor Rasgado, María Antonieta Lozano, Enrico Chapela, Tomás Barreiro and Antonio López.
In 2010, he completed a Masters degree in Advance Composition at the Royal College of Music (London) where he was awarded the title of Regalian Scholar. At the RCM he studied composition with Kenneth Hesketh as well as composition for screen with Joseph Horovitz and Vasco Hexel.
As a composer specialized in visual media, he complemented his musical studies with training in filmmaking (NYFA – La Femis workshop, Paris), cinematography (EICTV workshop, Cuba) and still photography (Santa Fe Workshops & LMI School, Mexico). He has composed music for various short films, documentaries and stage performances.
His music has been performed and recorded in Mexico and Europe by renowned interpreters and ensembles such as Ensamble Signos, Anacrusax, El Grupo de Músicos, Ensamble L’Arsenale, Mauricio Nader, Edith Ruiz and Salvador Torre. He has been commissioned music by the Instrumenta Music Festival, the Foundation for the Protection of Children, Ensamble Signos and the Czech Republic’s Festival Mexico.
He was awarded the first prize of the Musici Mojanesi – Call for scores 2007, that same year The Council of Music in Mexico (CIM/UNESCO) recommended his music to be part of the VII Mexican Music Tribune (TRIMME).
Name: Andrés Franco Medina-Mora
Lives in: Mexico City, Mexico
Occupation: Music Composer
Film by Mauricio T. Valle Additional music composer
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Film by Mauricio T. Valle Composer
Regalian Scholar (Royal College of Music)
1st prize Musici Mojanesi (ARS Publica) composition competition
Accademia Musicale Chigiana
Royal College of Music
Escuela Internacional de Cine y Telvisión
New York Film Academy
Centro de Investigación y Estudios de la Música - CIEM