Mexican-dutch composer Juan Felipe Waller (1971) was brought up in Mexico in a blend of cultures from his parents with mixed backgrounds. He first studied music in Mexico City at the Music Study and Investigation Centre (CIEM). From 1994 on he studied composition at the Rotterdams Conservatorium with Klaas de Vries and electro-acoustic music with Rene Uylenhoet, where he graduated with honourable mention in 1999. Further studies took place at the one-year course on electronics and computer-aided composition at IRCAM in Paris. He has obtained diverse scholarships and stipends.