Sebastian Quesada is a Costar Rican composer interested in exploring the ambiguous and subjective condition of music to suggest particular images. Appealing to a mixture of different genres and processes, his pieces try to address musical narratives related to how we, as social entities, perceive our environment. His openness to collaboration has led him to work in a variety of contexts (from chamber music to rock music, incidental works, arranging, installations, among others), which has contributed in his intentions to synthesize different elements towards extra-musical concepts. His music has been performed by the Harlem String Quartet, Eight Blackbird, the National Symphony of Costa Rica, the Concert Band of Cartago, the Costa Rican Guitar Quartet and others. Among his awards are the first prize of the Barbara Wagner Composition Commission Competition and the runner-up of the Guitar Composition Contest "Promises of the Guitar."
Quesada holds degrees in composition from Michigan State University, Truman State University and University of Costa Rica, as well as a degree in Music Theory from Michigan State University.