(Bio as of January 2020)
Victor 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 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, Symphony Center and Millennium Park, and has been nominated for a Latin Grammy Award and a Grammy Award. Victor is a pioneer of Mariachi educational programs in Chicago.