Jorge Hoyo is a leading performer of contemporary music for saxophone. His interest in contemporary music has brought him to collaborate with international composers such as Howard Frazin, John McDonald and Juan Campoverde (USA); José Luis García (Spain); Alejandro Morales, David Hernández y Enrique Mendoza (Mexico); Geoffrey François (France/Belgium), Shih-Hui Chen (China), Halim El-Dahb (Egypt), Pedro Rivadeneira (USA/Argentina), Otto Castro (Costa Rica), Andys Skordis (Cyprus) and Matthias Kranebitter (Austria). He is co-founder of EMAC, a Mexico-City based ensemble dedicated to contemporary music.
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).
Since 2013 he lives in Mexico City, where he teaches and performs regularly. He also collaborates with the major orchestras in the country.