‘Pepe’ was born in Córdoba, Mexico and studied at the Facultad de Música de la Universidad Veracruzana. He completed the Diploma of Advanced Percussion Studies with the Tambuco Percussion Ensemble and completed bachelor’s degree at Koninklijk Conservatorium (NL).
He has been a member of Ensamble de Percusiones de Xalapa, Sinfónica Juvenil de Veracruz and Banda Sinfónica del Estado de Veracruz. He was a founding member of the XOC Percussion Ensemble, which performed throughout Mexico. While in The Netherlands, Pepe has played timpani in the Amsterdam Symphony Orchestra and performed with the National Percussion Ensemble and Insomnio. He toured both Holland and Germany with The Barton Workshop, and has performed at festivals such as the Steve Reich Festival, Karnatic Lab Festival, Festival de Percusiones Merza, Gaudeamus Muziek Week, and the International Recorder Festival. He is currently a member of the Axyz Ensemble and Modelo 62.