José Wolffer is active as a curator, publisher, and music critic. He studied piano in Mexico and orchestral conducting at the Vienna Conservatory. In 2002, he founded the Radar festival for contemporary and experimental music and from 2007 to 2010 was director of the Mexico City Festival del Centro Histórico, focused on the performing arts. As a music- and performing arts consultant for the Mexican Agency for International Development Cooperation (AMEXCID) he was involved in the design of the Mexico Year in Germany 2016‒17. Since 2017, he is director of Casa del Lago, a cultural center located in Chapultepec Park in Mexico City and part of Mexico’s National University.