Cardelús was born in Madrid, Spain in 1981. He studied at the Superior Conservatory of Music (Salamanca, Spain), Royal Academy of Music (London), Franz Liszt Academy of Music (Budapest), and Berklee University of Music (Boston).
In 2013, Cardelús attracted national attention for his composition Con Aire de Tango, which was commissioned by members of the Berlin Philharmonic after they saw a video of his work on YouTube / YouTube. Other pieces by Cardelús have been presented in venues such as the Auditorio Nacional de Madrid.
In 2012, Cardelús made music for the movie The Paperboy. In 2015, he made music for the Italian film Chiamatemi Francesco. Cardelús has also worked on independent Spanish and American films.
In 2016, Cardelús was elected Associate of the Royal Academy of Music (ARAM). In 2017, Cardelús made music for En un Heartbeat, a film that received universal praise for its animation, progressive message and emotional resonance.
Cardelús lives and works in Los Angeles.