Born in Granada, Spain, Pedro was raised in a musical and cultural mix with a father who loved cinema, Jazz, and the great symphonists, and a mother who played guitar and sung songs to him since he was a baby.
At age 3, he started singing in the school choir and later picked up the violin at age 6 and piano at age 7. He started improvising and composing in his free time and soon joined the Granada Professional Conservatory.
He quickly fell in love with Bach and Beethoven, and scores like the one to The Nightmare Before Christmas, and later discovered Alberto Iglesias, Ennio Morricone, Stravinsky, John Barry, Thelonious Monk, Bill Evans, Quincy Jones, Alexandre Desplat, and other composers who would become his heroes.
His piano professor would often get mad at him when he played "fake" Beethoven, switching melodies and chords to make the music happy, sad, or scary. Music became about being playful and about communicating emotions. When he discovered being a composer who writes music for films was a job, he decided he wanted to do that for the rest of his life.
After sending a cold email at 15, he got his start at the age of 16 assisting Spanish composers, and 2 years later he got a scholarship to study Film Scoring, Conducting, and Composition at Berklee College of Music in Boston. He studied with Emmy winner Sheldon Mirowitz and Grammy winner Claudio Ragazzi, acted as President of the Society of Composers, taught music technology and held the position of Assistant Conductor of the Berklee Contemporary Symphony Orchestra.
Pedro received the most prestigious award given by the Berklee Film Scoring department –the George Delerue Award–, an Honorable Mention by MTNA competition, a Special Mention for "Most Remarkable Musician" at the IBLA Grand Prize, and the Rick Applin Award for outstanding achievement in fugue composition. He earned the recognition of excellence for best composition at the prestigious Academia Chigiana in Siena, Italy.
Thanks to the Wachter Fellowship, he lived in Los Angeles during the summer of 2018, where he worked for Emmy-winning composer Lucas Vidal on the Netflix hit show ELITE. During his last year in school, he got the opportunity to write additional music for the Academy Award-nominated film Klaus (2019), the most ambitious animation feature film Netflix has ever made, making history as the youngest Berklee student to work on the music for an Oscar-nominated film.
He graduated Summa Cum Laude in December 2019 and by February he had worked on 5 feature films, 3 as co-composer, and 2 as orchestrator. One of them was the James Bond film No Time to Die.
In 2020, Pedro worked with some of the best studio orchestras in Europe and collaborated on several feature films, 2 video games, a TV show, and a TV series for Amazon Prime Video. After that, the world locked down and he used the opportunity to write concert music.
He also writes songs and has worked on arrangements for songs for multiplatinum artists like David Broza and Manu Carrasco and stars like Zara Larsson.
His classical music has been performed in Boston, New York, Granada, and Los Angeles, and his most recent collaborations include Pixar's Lightyear, 007: No Time To Die (music by Hans Zimmer), Klaus (2019) –Oscar-nominated and BAFTA winner where he was an additional composer–, Simon West's blockbuster The Legend Hunters (co-composer), Dubai Expo (with Oscar-winning composer AR Rahman), and Marvel's Thor: Love and Thunder.
He is currently based in Los Angeles, where he continues his studies with Grammy-Award-winning composer Richard Danielpour –one of the most gifted and sought-after composers of his generation and a student of Leonard Bernstein– and continues to write for concert commissions and films. His most recent collaborators include multi Grammy-winning soprano Hila Plitmann and the Carpe Diem Quartet.