Itzam began his education in Mexico City at the â€œEscuela Superior de MÃºsicaâ€ learning guitar with Josefina Robles and composition with Jorge Ritter. He then went on to study with Lauri KilpiÃ¶ at the Sibelius Academy in Finland, where he is currently studying for his masters in composition. Itzam has also been an exchange student in Mozarteum, Salzburg, under the tutelage of Tristan Murail.
As an active guitar player with an emphasis on contemporary music, he has premiered more than 10 pieces by different composers. In 2008, his guitar duo, Chandra Duo, recorded a CD of contemporary Mexican music for two guitars.