Studied at the National Conservatory in Quito. Graduated in composition at the Ecole Normale de Musique de Paris in 1983 with a grant from the French government. Followed the same year a composition course with Luciano Berio in Aix-en-Provence organised by the Centre Acanthes. Also graduated in Law.
Back in Ecuador in 1984, some of his orchestral works were performed by the National Symphony Orchestra conducted by Alvaro Manzano. He has also had a one year grant from the UNESCO to write music. Except for one year in Rome, he has lived in London since December 1989. His music has been performed in festivals and concerts all over the world.