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Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world” - Albert Einstein.

 

Composer and music director born in Puebla, Mexico. He graduated Magna Cum Laude from Berklee College Of Music with a double major from in Film Scoring and Professional Music the later with focus on composition and arranging.

While in college Joaquin worked for 4 semesters as tutor, mentor and supervisor at Berklee's Core Music Tutoring Department, helping American and international students develop their musical skills. 

For 2 years Joaquin was music director, conductor and arranger of Berklee's Audire Soundtrack Choir & Orchestra. In his last semester he produces and conducts the biggest off-campus show in the group's history with 60+ musicians on stage from 15 different countries. The performance was held at MIT's Kresge Auditorium.

Ending his senior year, he interns at Hans Zimmer's Remote Control Productions, company that has brought to life soundtracks for movies such as Pirates of the Caribbean, The Lion King, Dune, others.

After graduation Joaquin comes back to Los Angeles to work directly with Christian Lundberg, one of the lead composers at Bleeding Fingers Music - composer collective led by Hans Zimmer and Russell Emmanuel.

Some of the most important projects in which Joaquin has participated are Around The World In 80 Days (PBS), Earth At Night: In Color (Apple TV+), Interrogation Raw (A&E), others.

In October 2022 the Around The World In 80 Days series is nominated for the Music+Sound Awards under the category of Best Original Composition In Film + Television Programme Titles. Joaquin’s participation was so significant that he had the privilege of being included in the list of finalists along with Hans Zimmer, Russell Emmanuel and Christian Lundberg. 

Recently he has imparted conferences and masterclasses in prestigious institutions in Mexico such as: American School (IB League), Tecnológico de Monterrey (4th best University in Latin America). "Educational Institutions hold a very special place for me because of what they represent for Mexico and I feel very grateful they are opening their doors to me".

Joaquin's compositional skills are versatile and he leans towards a more contemporary orchestral side of film music. He admires Beethoven, Debussy and Mahler for traditional orchestral music and, at the same time, he praises Hollywood giants such as: Hans Zimmer, Harry-Gregson Williams, James Newton Howard and John Williams. Successfully writing Epic Orchestral to EDM, from Rock to Classical, from Jazz to Cinematic Production Music, and beyond any style, his main priority is to accurately express the emotional content of an image through music.

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