Juan Trigos, Mexican-American composer and conductor born in Mexico City in 1965. Recently awarded with the 2020 Fromm Commission of the Fromm Music Foundation at Harvard University. The search for a personal musical language has led him to a concept he refers to as Abstract Folklore—a process in which he abstracts and assimilate various literary and vernacular musical traditions into a modern compositional rhetoric. Abstract Folklore includes creations in several genres such as Ballet, Opera, Cantata and Chamber Music. It also proposes a unique way to approach the Concerto and Symphony forms. As a composer, whose work has been performed worldwide, two fundamental aspects distinguish his musical production: vocal music (opera and sacred) and instrumental music with a notable predilection for the concertante forms. His more relevant works include five symphonies, five operas, Ella-Miau (She-Meow), DeCachetitoRaspado (CheekToStubbledCheek) and the trilogy Mis Dos Cabezas Piensan Peor Que Una (My Two Heads Think Worse Than One), three Concertante Cantatas, concertos for several instruments and his production for guitar.