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Jose Antonio Buencamino was born on January 2, 1997 and is a Filipino musician who has written for dance, film, and concert stage. He graduated in June 2020 Summa Cum Laude with a BM Composition degree from the College of Music of the University of the Philippines, Diliman. He has studied under Prof. Katherine Trangco, Prof. Josefino Toledo, and Dr. Jonas Baes.
He was a participant of the Manila Composer’s lab in June 2018 with Nina Janssen-Deinzer and in March 2019 with Ensemble Hand Werk. In August 2018, his piece Hininga for western and Filipino instruments was performed by the ASEAN Youth Ensemble under the Princess Galyani Vadhana Institute of Music in Thailand. In November 2020 he won 2nd Prize in his age category at the 2020 New Music Generation International Competition held in Kazakhstan for his orchestral piece, Pinaginipang Hibla. In 2021 his piece Hinugot sa Hangin won a performance prize from the Guild of Carillonneurs of North America.
He has a close connection with the sea, and is a CMAS 1-Star Scuba Diving Instructor.
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