Santos Cota, from Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico, is a pianist and composer whose studies were conducted in the United Sates, Mexico, and Italy. He graduated in 1988 as a concert pianist at the Saint Cecily Conservatory in Rome, Italy. Since then he has devoted himself extensively to chamber music and has offered recitals in the United States, Mexico, Italy and Spain. He has also been very active as a composer, premiering his work in different contemporary music forums. His works have been premiered by the Jalisco Philharmonic Orchestra.
He teaches at the Escuela de Artes (School of Arts), Universidad Autonomo de Baja California (UABC).