Chilean, Roque Rivas studied electroacoustic composition and computer music at the CNSMD de Lyon before studying composition with Emmanuel Nunes at the Conservatoire de Paris. From 2006 to 2008, he followed the two years of the Cursus program at IRCAM. 2011, he took part in the workshop “Opéra en création” at the Festival d’Aix-en-Provence under the baton of Peter Eötvös. His works have been performed by the Ensemble intercontemporain, Asko|Schoenberg Ensemble, London Sinfonietta, Ictus Ensemble, Remix Ensemble, Les Cris de Paris, and have been presented in prestigious festivals and museums. In 2015-2016, Roque Rivas was a resident at the Académie de France in Madrid, Casa de Velázquez, and in 2017-2018 at the Académie de France in Rome, Villa Médicis.