Mexican composer José Elizondo received degrees in Humanities, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). At Harvard University, he studied musical analysis, orchestration and conducting. As an engineer, Elizondo’s work focuses on speech-recognition technology, which combines his interests in computer science, linguistics, natural language processing and artificial intelligence.
As a composer, José writes music that is often inspired by Latin American folk music. His works have been performed by internationally acclaimed performers, including Yo-Yo Ma, Carlos Prieto, James Buswell, Andrei Ioniță, Benedict Klöckner, Guy Johnston, Sheku Kanneh-Mason, Carol Ou, Sam Ou, Orlando Cela and Şefika Kutluer. His music has also been performed by more than 170 orchestras around the world.