Sones de México Ensemble was formed as a quartet in 1994. They added a fifth member later that year and expanded to six members in 1997, a format that they maintain until this day. As older members retired or moved on to other artistic pursuits, a new “second generation” was recruited, starting with Lorena Iñiguez and Zacbe Pichardo in 2003 & 2006 respectively and continuing through 2015, when they were joined by Rudy Piñon and Eric Hines. Juan Díes and Gonzalo Cordova remain as original founding members.

Meet the Band


Lorena Iñiguez

Zapateado (foot-tapping), Dancer, Vihuela, Jarana, Flute, Ayoyotes (Ankle shakers), Cajon (box drum), Quijada (donkey jaw), claves, and Guiro

Lorena Iñiguez was born in Chicago and began dancing at age six in a dance troupe led by her father. She later joined…


Zacbe Pichardo

Harp, Marimba, Cajon (box drum), Congas, Bongos, Jarana, Accordion

Zacbé Pichardo is a harpist, marimba and percussion player with the ensemble. He has a composition degree…


Rudy Piñon

Vocals, Violin, Trumpet, Jarana, Requinto

Rudy Piñon A multi-instrumentalist and member of Sones de Mexico Ensemble, Rudy has been…


Gonzalo Cordova

Vocals, Guitar

Gonzalo Cordova is an interpreter of music. His background is steeped in traditional and popular Latin music ranging…


Eric Hines

Drums, Cajon, Guiro, Shakers, Marimba

Dr. Eric Hines is a professional percussionist and educator residing in Chicago, IL. An accomplished performer of…


Juan Díes

Vocals, Bass, Guitarron

Juan Díes was raised in San Luis Potosi, Mexico where he first developed a passion for music, learning to play the guitar at age six. At age 18, he..