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Born in México and now San Antonio Texas-based Film, TV, and Stage, Federico Chávez-Blanco started his musical studies with his mother, and later with maestros from the National Conservatory of Music, and performing and production workshops at Berklee in L.A. and Dick Grove School of Music. After touring as bandleader and arranger to various Latino Pop artists, he began scoring movies of the week and series for Televisa and Azteca Networks, mostly Orchestral work with Mariachi and Chorale, accounting for more than 2400 chapters. His music is broadcasted through NBC, Univision, BBC, Telemundo, and PBS and can be heard through numerous Film Festivals worldwide.
As far as sound design, last year, the short movie “Into the Night” was a story by Stephen King. https://www.imdb.com/title/tt7512980/ made it to the final round of competition and the music library for SportsWorldGym, the biggest Gym chain in Latin America. Commissioned by the City of San Antonio to compose the music for the San Antonio Tricentennial Celebration, music to be used during the year-long festivities, including music that is part of the permanent collection of the Witte Museum, besides Chamber work, celebrating our Military City.
He has been awarded the NALAC/NFA San Antonio Artist grant to support the development of the music book o“Cenicienta, a Quinceañera with a Taste of Cinderella”, a Mariachi musical that portrays one of the most beautiful and familiar events in the Hispanic Culture: the “Quinceañera” or coming of age of teens.
In 2015 composed the music for México City’s Film Commission promos were presented during the Cannes Film Festival.
“Cosmovisión”, a contemporary Ballet suite inspired by the Aztec culture, that blends pre-Hispanic and contemporary folk instrumentation with Náhuatl readings and Electronica, premiered at a VIP event for the Americans for the Arts (AFTA) convention in June 2012. He has won the West Hollywood Film Fest’s Best Composer award and his Music scores and Sound designs are included in award-winning productions.
Federico participates actively in the early selection committee of the “Vargas Extravaganza” Mariachi competition.
He has mentored filmmakers and musicians at the yearly NALIP Latino Producers Academy in Santa Fe, New Mexico, and supported the San Antonio Film Commission’s workshops as well. Mr.Chávez-Blanco is a BMI member and was appointed to serve in the Recording Academy (GRAMMY) Latin Outreach Committee (2007 Texas chapter) that advocates and educates the community and schools on the importance of the creative process of music.
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