Cardelús' contributions to the world of concert music were recognized when he was elected an Associate of the Royal Academy of Music in 2016. His works have been performed across Europe, Asia, and the United States in such venues as Madrid's Auditorio Nacional, Tokyo's Kioi Hall, Seoul's Arts Center Concert Hall, and Boston's Jordan Hall. Naxos, a leading classical music label, released an album of Cardelús's chamber music in 2015. The album includes the suite Con Aire de Tango, which was commissioned by Berlin Philharmonic soloists and recorded at Berlin's Philharmonie. Cardelús has also composed chamber works commissioned by Natalia Ensemble, Cuarteto Granada, and Tanya Gabrielian, and his works have also been performed by Gidon Kremer’s Kremerata Baltica and violinist Iwao Furusawa.
Cardelús hails from Madrid and currently lives in Los Angeles.