About the Composer

Juan Lorenzo Silos Jr. (View Compositions)

February 8, 1898 - May 9, 1988

Birth Place: Jolo, Sulu
Father: Juan Silos Sr.
Mother: Maria Lorenzo

Juan Silos Jr. grew up in Manila. He learned music from his family and did not have formal music education. His father was a composer and, at the same time, a musico mayor during the Spanish time. Silos’s paternal grandfather, who taught him how to play the guitar, was also a musician. His uncle Jose Silos was a former director of the Philippine Constabulary Band.