Francisco del Pino is an Argentinian composer and guitarist. His music, which draws influence from both classical and vernacular traditions, revolves around process and pattern and is usually based on extensive contrapuntal techniques. Francisco’s works have been presented in a variety of music series and festivals across the Americas, Asia and Europe. He recently has been selected for the 2020 Soundstreams’ RBC Bridges Workshop for Early Career Composers (Toronto, Canada). His music has thrice been included in the Argentine Section’s official submission to ISCM World Music Days, and was presented at the 2016 edition held in South Korea as Argentine representative. His piece “Jardín de lágrimas”, awarded by a world-class jury chaired by Kaija Saariaho, became a compulsory piece for the 2015 edition of the prestigious Sibelius Violin Competition (Finland). As a performer, Francisco has a rich background in playing with bands and ensembles ranging in an array of styles, from contemporary classical music to prog-oriented rock and South American folk. He also performs his own work on electric guitar. After graduating from the Universidad Nacional de las Artes in Argentina as a student of Fernando Maglia, Francisco continued his training under the guidance of Gerardo Gandini whose workshops he attended between 2009 and 2011. He is currently a Mark Nelson Fellow in composition at Princeton University.