Erika Cristina Vega Gonzalez


DPhil Music

College St John’s College

St John’s College, St Giles', Oxford OX1 3JP

Composition, Interdisciplinarity, Multimedia, Musico-Linguistic studies and Semiotics.  

Innovative musical responses to literary texts in compositions by Boulez, Revueltas and Ablinger: my research focuses on analysing examples in which text and music are structurally integrated without relying on conventional procedures of music representation.


Selected works:




No oyes ladrar a los perros (2020-2021)

For orchestra and organ

Commissioned by Los Angeles Philharmonic





La Coyotada (2021)

For ensemble

Commissioned by CEPROMUSIC Ensemble



Queen Alice (2020)

For cello, soprano, and flute

Written for the Trio Atem

Finalist at ​The Henfrey Prize for Composition 2021



B L A N C O  (2019)

For voice and piano

Written for Sarah Mariah Sun

Commissioned by Festival Vértice UNAM





Ceci n’est pas un duo (2019)

For violin and piano

Winner of The Henfrey Prize for Composition 2019   



Four darks in red (2018)
For trombone, percussion and contrabass

Written for Elision ensemble

Commissioned by Festival Vértice UNAM



Icebergs Breaking Under Cloudy Skies (2017)

For sinfonietta
Premiered by Wild Up Ensemble at the Walt Disney Concert Hall​ 



Federico García Lorca hasta ayer se llamó: polvo se llama (2016)

For ensemble

Premiered by The Curious Chamber Players
Finalist at the Bludenzer tage zeitgemäßer musik

Solo works


KLANGVEJE a musical hike throughout Denmark (2019)

For solo guitar

Commissioned by Frederik Munk Larsen

Clarendon scholarship & St John's College

Subjects Taught