Sergio Cote studied composition in Bogota, Colombia (2006-2011) in the Javeriana University with Guillermo Gaviria and Carlos Julio Ramirez. In 2015 he completed his postgraduate studies at the Royal Northern College of Music (RNCM), Manchester, UK, under the tutelage of David Horne and Adam Gorb. He has had additional lessons with Magnus Lindberg, Brian Ferneyhough, and Javier Torres-Maldonado. His music has been performed and commissioned worldwide by ensembles such as International Ensemble Modern Academy, Neopercusión, Mise-en Ensemble, the London Philharmonic Orchestra, and the National Symphony Orchestra of Colombia. He has been awarded the Colombian National Prize for Young Composers (2011), the Royal Northern College of Music Gold Medal, and the Scholarship to the Creation of Contemporary Music awarded by the Colombian Ministry of Culture in 2014. He is currently enrolled in the DMA in composition at Cornell University studying with Marianthi Papalexandri-Alexandri and Kevin Ernste.