Famous Composers from Mexico

List of notable or famous composers from Mexico, with bios and photos, including the top composers born in Mexico and even some popular composers who immigrated to Mexico. If you're trying to find out the names of famous Mexican composers then this list is the perfect resource for you. These composers are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known composer from Mexico is included when available.

List people range from Alejandro González Iñárritu to Charles Seeger.

This historic composers from Mexico list can help answer the questions "Who are some Mexican composers of note?" and "Who are the most famous composers from Mexico?" These prominent composers of Mexico may or may not be currently alive, but what they all have in common is that they're all respected Mexican composers.

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  • Alejandro Giacoman
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    Alejandro Giacoman

    Alejandro Giacoman is a film score composer.
    • Age: 59
    • Birthplace: Mexico City, Mexico
  • Alejandro González Iñárritu
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    Alejandro González Iñárritu (; American Spanish: [aleˈxandɾo ɣonˈsales iˈɲaritu]; born 15 August 1963) is a Mexican film director, producer, and screenwriter. He is known for telling international stories about the human condition, and his projects have garnered critical acclaim and numerous accolades. His debut film, Amores Perros, was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film in 2000, premiered at the Cannes Film Festival and won the Critics' Week Grand Prize. In 2006, he earned Best Director at Cannes for Babel and was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Director and the Directors Guild of America Award for Outstanding Directing. In 2014, he won three Academy Awards: Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Original Screenplay for Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance). The following year, he won a second Academy Award for Best Director for The Revenant (2015), making him the third director to win back to back Academy Awards, and the first since 1950. The Revenant also won Iñarritu a DGA Award, making history as the first person to ever win two in a row. Additionally, Iñárritu was awarded a Special Achievement Academy Award for his virtual reality project Carne y Arena in 2017, the first time it had been awarded since 1995.[1] Carne y Arena also became the first VR installation ever presented at the Cannes Film Festival in 2017. Iñarritu was also the first Mexican to receive these recognitions and awards, except for the Best Director Academy Award, which Alfonso Cuarón received for Gravity in 2014. Finally, Iñarritu became the first Latin American to become the President of the Jury of the 72nd Cannes Film Festival [2] in 2019.
    • Age: 60
    • Birthplace: Mexico City, Mexico
  • Blas Galindo
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    Blas Galindo Dimas (February 3, 1910 – April 19, 1993) was a Mexican composer.
    • Age: Dec. at 83 (1910-1993)
    • Birthplace: San Gabriel, Jalisco, Mexico
  • Brígido Ramírez was a musician, bassist and composer.
  • Carlos Chávez
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    Carlos Antonio de Padua Chávez y Ramírez (13 June 1899 – 2 August 1978) was a Mexican composer, conductor, music theorist, educator, journalist, and founder and director of the Mexican Symphonic Orchestra. He was influenced by native Mexican cultures. Of his six symphonies, the second, or Sinfonía india, which uses native Yaqui percussion instruments, is probably the most popular.
    • Age: Dec. at 79 (1899-1978)
    • Birthplace: Mexico City, Mexico
  • Charles Seeger
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    Charles Louis Seeger, Jr. (December 14, 1886 – February 7, 1979) was an American musicologist, composer, teacher, and folklorist. He was the father of the American folk singers Pete Seeger (1919–2014), Peggy Seeger (b. 1935), and Mike Seeger (1933–2009); and brother of the World War I poet Alan Seeger (1888–1916).
    • Age: Dec. at 92 (1886-1979)
    • Birthplace: Mexico City, Mexico