Jorge Hoyo is a leading performer of contemporary and classical music for saxophone. He is equally interested in promoting 20th century music as well as collaborating with composers to develop a musical language for the 21st century. He is co-founder of EMAC, a Mexico-City-based ensemble devoted to contemporary music.
In 2019, he performed a series of concerts with a full program of pieces commissioned by him or dedicated to him. The composers included in this repertoire are Joan Tower (USA), Juan Campoverde (Ecuador), Pedro Rivadeneira (Argentina), Otto Castro (Costa Rica), Enrique Mendoza, and Eitan Ciralksy (Mexico).
He has also premiered pieces by Francine Trester, John McDonald and Howard Frazin (USA); José Luis García (Spain), Geoffrey François (France / Belgium), Shih-Hui Chen (China), Halim El-Dahb (Egypt), Andys Skordis (Cyprus); Matthias Kranebitter (Austria); Alejandro Morales, and David Hernández (Mexico).
He has been invited to perform in venues such as the Ars Musica festival (Bruxelles), the World Saxophone Congress in Bangkok (2009) and Strasbourg (2015), the Encuentro Universitario Internacional de Saxofón organized by UNAM (Mexico), and the North American Saxophone Alliance Conference in Columbia (2008).
An engaged educator, Mr. Hoyo has taught at the Conservatoire National de Région de Nantes and in municipal schools in the Brittany area (France). He has also been invited to teach lectures and master classes at the Escuela Nacional de Música UNAM and University of Puebla (Mexico), Conservatorio Superior de Música de Málaga (Spain) and the University of Costa Rica.
Mr. Hoyo studied saxophone with Kenneth Radnofsky and Jean-Michel Goury. He has also received the advice of Pierre-Stephane Meugé, Joël Versavaud, Marie-Bernadette Charrier, and the Habanera Saxophone Quartet. Mr. Hoyo holds degrees from the University of Grenade, Spain (Masters in Music Education), Conservatoire National de Région de Boulogne-Billancourt, France (Premier Prix de Saxophone and Perfectionnement) and the Boston Conservatory (BM).
He has lived in Mexico City since 2013, where he teaches and performs regularly. He also collaborates with the major orchestras in the country.