(Bio as of July 2021)
Víctor Pichardo (Music Director) is a multi-instrumentalist, composer and folklorist from Mexico City. He returns to the Goodman after his work as Music Director for Esperanza Rising and Pedro Paramo. He was recently seen performing with NY Mexico Beyond Mariachi in the American tour of Sugar Skull! He is the founder of Sones de Mexico Ensemble, where he has performed at Carnegie Hall, Chicago Symphony Center and Millennium Park, and has been nominated for both a Latin Grammy Award and a Grammy Award. He is a pioneer of Mariachi educational programs in Chicago. Pichardo is a recipient of the Illinois Arts Council Agency 2021 Artist Fellowship Award in Music Composition.