Gabriela Ortiz is Professor of Composition at the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM). She studied with Mario Lavista and Federico Ibarra in Mexico and with Robert Saxton at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama (United Kingdom), and completed a PhD in electroacoustic music composition with Simon Emmerson at the City University in London. Author of almost 100 scores, including works for chamber ensemble, orchestra, opera, dance, and cinema, she frequently addresses gender and racial issues, social justice, and environmental concerns, as well as the phenomenon of multiculturality caused by globalization, technological development, and mass migrations. She has received numerous international commissions, and in 2022 alone had works premiered by the New York Philharmonic, the Los Angeles Philharmonic and Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra. Her distinctions include Mexico’s National Prize for Arts and Literature and the Gold Medal of the Mexican Institute of Fine Arts.