MIGUEL DEL AGUILA

COMPOSER

 

“Vibrant colorful music pulsating with a tremendous rhythmic vitality”

Fanfare

“elegant and affectionate music, a delicious send-up of Minimalism”

The New York Times

 

 

Three-time Grammy nominated contemporary American composer Miguel del Aguila creates distinctive, innovative modern classical music highly influenced by his Latin American roots. A prominent voice in 20th and 21st-century music, he remains a vital influence in contemporary classical music, with 140 compositions that infuse musical diversity into the modern chamber and orchestral music repertoire. His creative, rhythm-driven works blend tradition with modernity with drama and nostalgic nods to his South American Hispanic heritage. With 60 CDs, his music enjoys 200+ live performances yearly, earning acclaim like “brilliant and witty” (NY Times) and “sonically dazzling” (LA Times). Thousands of soloists, ensembles and orchestras commissioned and perform his music worldwide. Besides three Grammy nominations, he received a Kennedy Center Friedheim Award, New Music USA’s Music Alive and Magnum Opus, Copland Foundation awards among many others.

Contemporary Classical Music MIGUEL DEL AGUILA
Miguel del Aguila Bayerisches Staatsorchester June 2024 Meeting House concerts American composers contemporary Toniro Quintett Walla Walla Festival classical performances aufuhrungen konzerte conciertos Juni Schweiz Deutschland kammermusik chamber music

Miguel del Aguila selected June 2024 performances

2023-2024 Composer in Residence – Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra

2023 Composer in Residence – Indiana State University Contemporary Music Festival

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Miguel del Aguila | Indiana State Univ. Contemporary Music Festival

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New abum release April 5th WINDSYNC PLAYS MIGUEL DEL AGUILA MUSIC FOR WINDS

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New album Windsync plays Miguel del Aguila makes No.1 on Billboard Magazine Classical Music Charts

RECENT  RELEASES

Cuarteto Latinoamericano Miguel del Aguila Piano Quintets Concierto en Tango Bolivina Tamboreno Sally Pinkas piano

Cuarteto Latinoamericano Miguel del Aguila - Piano Quintets

Available now on AmazonSpotifyAppleMusicDeezer

Orchestra music works Miguel del Aguila album CD 2022 Augusta Symphony Orchestra Dirk Meyer conductor Guillermo Figueroa violin Albany The Giant Guitar Salon Buenos Aires The Fall of Cuzco Tensando Violin Concerto

Miguel del Aguila Orchestral Works

Augusta Symphony Dirk Meyer Guillermo Figueroa
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Barroqueada The Eroica Trio Miguel del Aguila piano trio for violin cello piano 2022 CD chamber instrumental classical latin tango Erika Nickrenz Sara Parkins Sara Sant’Ambrogio women trio performers US artists composers American grammy nominated

BARROQUEADA The Eroica Trio plays Miguel del Aguila

Extreme Tango Productions
The Eroica Trio

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Tango Postmoderno Miguel del Aguila Tango Trio Astor Piazzolla Mariano Mores

Tango Sin Fronteras

Javier Vinasco, Pedro Salcedo, Carlos Betancur
Miguel del Aguila’s TANGO TRIO
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Windsync Quintet All Worlds All Times CD Miguel del Aguila Wind Quintet No.2 Bright Shiny Things Quinteto de Alientos blasserquintett Quintette a vents American Latin woodwinds flute oboe clarinet horn bassoon Aguila

WINDSYNC releases Miguel del Aguila WIND QUINTET No.2

All Worlds, All Times

2022 – 2023 HIGHLIGHTS

premiere 2023 Concierto con Brio for oboe clarinet and orchestra double concerto Michigan Philharmonic Nan Washburn Nancy Ambrose Ryan King Detroit American composers music woodwind concertos

Michigan Philharmonic

premieres new double concerto for oboe, clarinet and orchestra Concierto con Brio

 

Santa Barbara Symphony Orchestra Nir Kabaretti Miguel del Aguila Granada Theater

Santa Barbara Symphony - Miguel del Aguila - Violin Concerto

Santa Barbara Symphony – Guillermo FigueroaNir Kabaretti perform West Coast premiere VIOLIN CONCERTO Granada Theater 2023 concerts

 

Austin Symphony Orchestra Peter Bay conductor Long Center for the Performing Arts

Austin Symphony Orchestra performs THE GIANT GUITAR

Peter Bay conducts Miguel del AGuila’s Giant Guitar at Long Center for the Performing Arts
Austin Texas Dell Hall performance 2023

 

Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra Demarre McGill Matthew Kraemer Miguel del Aguila Salon Buenos Aires Schrott Center for the Arts American composer music performance 2023

Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra features SALON BUENOS AIRES

Conductor Matthew Kraemer leads ICO on the new orchestral version of Salon Buenos Aires. Also on the program Demarre McGill flute

 

This week 6 concerts featuring #MigueldelAguila’s music in #Europe: #SEDUCCIÓN at #FräiraimFestival   #Luxembourg - two #SILENCE performances in #Paris,  #SUMMERSONG in #Rotterdam, #Netherlands -  #SUBMERGED in #Bath UK and #SALONBUENOSAIRES  at  #GlazbaFetival in  #Croatia

This week 6 concerts featuring Aguila’s music in Europe

This week SEDUCCIÓN at Fräiraim Festival  Luxembourg – two SILENCE performances in Paris,  SUMMERSONG in Rotterdam, SUBMERGED in UK,  SALONBUENOSAIRES in Croatia

 

This weekend 8 performances of my works and a world premiere of new #windquintet #BlinfoldMusic by the amazing #ImaniWinds. #Submerged will be heard in The Netherlands and Alexandria, and #QuatuorAmayères performs #Transoceanica in Nîmes, Avignon and Val-d’Aigoual during their #France tour.

Imani Winds premieres Blindfold Music

at Chamber Music Northwest and Oregon Bach Festival

Miguel del Aguila Cuarteto Latinoamericano string quartet Bitran Sally Pinkas Marisa Canales Urtext Digital Classics Futura Productions Studio Boston recording piano quintets CD album Tamboreno Boliviana Concierto en Tango 2022 american music composer classical latin Grammy nominated hispanic

recording new Piano Quintets Album

with Cuarteto Latinoamericano Sally Pinkas Marisa Canales recording CD album for Urtext Digital Classics Futura studio Boston 2022

Dance Ballet modern São Paulo Dance Company São Pedro Theater Orchestra Miguel del Aguila Charango Capriccioso

Charango Capriccioso new Choreography

Performance at Teatro São Pedro, Brazil by São Paulo Dance Company /  São Pedro Theater Orchestra 

This weekend 8 performances of my works and a world premiere of new #windquintet #BlinfoldMusic by the amazing #ImaniWinds. #Submerged will be heard in The Netherlands and Alexandria, and #QuatuorAmayères performs #Transoceanica in Nîmes, Avignon and Val-d’Aigoual during their #France tour.

Imani Winds premieres Blindfold Music

at Chamber Music Northwest and Oregon Bach Festival

Seattle Symphony Orchestra Thomas Dausgaard Miguel del Aguila MALAMBO Francesco Lecce Chong conductor Seth Krimsky solo bassoon concerto Benaroya Hall Seattle

Malambo - Seattle Symphony

West Coast premiere of Malambo bassoon and orchestra version by Seattle Symphony

Chicago Symphony Orchestra CSO Riccardo Muti wind quintet QINTETO SINFÓNICO flute oboe clarinet horn bassoon Miguel del Aguila Jennifer Gunn Scott Hostetler Jonathan Gunn Keith Bunc

Quinteto Sinfónico - Chicago Symphony Orchestra

Four more live performances by CSO’s in collaboration with Chicago Children’s Theater on Once Upon a Time multimedia production – Symphony Center, Chicago

Miguel del Aguila HOP Hopkins Center for the Arts Dartmouth Tamboreno premiere Cuarteto Latinoamericano Bitran Sally Pinkas concert 2022 piano quintets Boliviana Concierto en Tango american music composer classical contemporary compositor latin Grammy nominated hispanic modern  chamber music zeitgenössische komponisten compositeurs musik

speaking during short residence at HOP Hopkins Center for the Arts

speaking as composer in residence 2022 Hopkins Center for the Arts HOP Dartmouth

Arte Amanti International Chamber Music Festival Flanders Miguel del Aguila

Submerged at Arte Amanti International Ch. Music Festival Flanders

Six concerts featuring Aguila’s  musc hs week in Europe the US, UK  and South America. SUBMERGED heads the list with four performances in Belgium, Switzerland, the UK and Italy and Austria.

 

65th Grammy consideration Eroica Trio Miguel del Aguila Barroqueada contemporary classical composition chamber music small ensemble performance 2022 album Silas Brown Erika Nickrenz Sara Parkins Sara Sant’Ambrogio Spotify Apple Music Amazon CD release

Eroica Trio’s album Barroqueada up for 65th Grammy consideration Classical Field

Miguel del Aguila Contemporary classical composition / Classical Chamber music small ensemble performance More here: Barroqueada Eroica Trio CD – Miguel del Aguila

Tomorrow until Sunday! Four #staged #choreographed #dance performances of #CharangoCapriccioso at #SanPedroTheater in #SaoPaulo #Brazil by #SanPedroTheaterOrchestra and #SanPauloDanceCompany music: #MigueldelAguila

Charango Capriccioso - Sao Paulo Dance Company

Several danced performances of Charango Capriccioso’s new choreography performed by Theatro Sao Pedro Orchestra – Sao Paulo, Brazil

trio flute clarinet piano Seduccion Miguel del Aguila LACO Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra Jaime Martín music director Colburn School theater Los Angeles Sir Neville Marriner Gerard Schwarz Jeffrey Kahane Ben Smolen Chris Stoutenborough Alin Melik american music classical contemporary latin hispanic modern chamber music contemporanea actuales zeitgenössische Musik flöte klarinette Klavierフルート、クラリネット、ピアノsdfhjefjh189efjkAFQ(I#(J_

Seducción - Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra

LACO performs Secucción at Colburn School Theater, Los Angeles

Minnesota Orchestra TPT Marc Albrecht conductor performs Miguel del Aguila HERBSTTAG

Herbsttag - The Minnesota Orchestra

The Minnesota Orchestra performs Herbsttag on a concert broadcast live from Orchestra Hall by MPR/PBS

Danish Chamber Players Storstrom Ensemble Miguel del Aguila composer in residence 2021 KUMUS Fuglsang Denmark music Festival Europe

Composer in residence - Danish Chamber Players/ Ensembel Storstrøm

Danish Chamber Players/ Ensemble Storstrøm performing several works at Festival Sommermusik på Fuglsang and Holmegaard Glass Museum – Copenhagen, Denmark

Wind Quintet No.2 Imani Winds woodwind quintet quintette à vent Holzbläserquintett Miguel del Aguila quintetto di fiati Valerie Coleman Mariam Adam quintet de vientos

Blinfold Music premiere - Imani Winds

Imani Winds premieres a new wind quintet at Chamber Music Northwest and Oregon Bach Festival – Portland, Eugene and Ashland, OR

Staatskapelle Weimar Miguel del Aguila Broken Rondo

Broken Rondo - Staatskapelle Weimar

German first Performance of Broken Rondo by Staatskapelle Weimar at Deutsche Nationaltheater – Weimar, Germany

2021 Composer in Residence Danish Chamber Players / Ensemble Storstrøm

Thanks Danish Chamber Players /Ensemble Storstrøm  for a wonderful year of collaborations on performances of my works at Holmegaard Glass Museum and Festival Sommermusik på Fuglsang. Submerged, Malambo, Salon Buenos Aires,  and Clocks among other works

“a strong individual and vibrant voice that communicates with extraordinary power. His command of the orchestra is extraordinary and his sense of structure and direction create works that are compelling and memorable. One of the most significant voices in our compositional landscape today”
JoAnn Falletta, conductor

2020 composer Miguel del Aguila is 2020 composer in residence with Orchestra of the Americas, Carlos Miguel Prieto conductor

2020 Composer in Residence Orchestra of the Americas

I’m deeply honored to join the great Orchestra of the Americas and conductor Carlos Miguel Prieto as 2020 Composer in Residence. Thrilled to work with these first rate musicians

Miguel del Aguila on YouTube

For inquiries: m@migueldelaguila.com

Three-time Grammy nominated American composer Miguel del Aguila was born in Uruguay in 1957. In over 130 works that combine drama, driving rhythms and nostalgic nods to his South American roots, he has established himself among the most distinctive and highly regarded composers of his generation. His music, which enjoys over 200 performances annually, has been hailed as “brilliant and witty” (New York Times), “sonically dazzling” (Los Angeles Times) and “expressive and dramatic” (American Record Guide). Recorded on more than 55 CDs, his music has been performed by over 100 orchestras throughout the Americas and Europe, including the Chicago Symphony and Chicago Philharmonic, Norwegian Radio Orchestra, and Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra; the Kiev, Odessa, Heidelberg, Royal Liverpool, Buffalo, Louisiana and Ciudad de México Philharmonics; and the Welsh BBC, Toronto, Nashville, Seattle, Albany, San Antonio, Long Beach, Fort Worth, Santa Barbara, Caracas and São Paulo Symphonies, and the Orchestra of the Americas.
Conductors who have performed del Aguila’s works include Leonard Slatkin, JoAnn Falletta, Giancarlo Guerrero, Marin Alsop, Carlos Miguel Prieto, Lukas Foss, Gerard Schwarz, Jorge Mester, Guillermo Figueroa, David Allan Miller, Miguel Harth-Bedoya, Andrew Litton, Eckart Preu, Dirk Meyer, and José Arean.
Notable among over a thousand chamber ensembles performing his works are the Sphinx Virtuosi, Windscape, Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble, SOLI, New Juilliard Ensemble, Eroica Trio, Philadelphia Chamber Ensemble, Collegium Novum Zürich, Imani Winds, Fifth House, Cuarteto Latinoamericano, and the Pacifica and Verona string quartets.
Festivals performing his music include Aspen, Cabrillo, Chautauqua, Ravinia, Oregon Bach Festival, Minnesota Orchestra Sommerfest, Bregenz Festspiele, Wiener Festwochen, Budapest Spring, Cervantino, and Prague Spring. In addition to his three Latin Grammy nominations, del Aguila has received a Kennedy Center Friedheim Award, a Magnum Opus/Kathryn Gould Award, grants from The Composer New Music USA/Music Alive and the Copland Foundation, and the Lancaster Symphony Composer of the Year award. He has held extensive composer residencies with the Orchestra of the Americas (2020); the Danish Chamber Players/Ensemble Sorstrøm (2021); the Chautauqua Institution Music Festival (2001-2004); and a two-year residency with the New Mexico Symphony provided by a Meet the Composer/Music Alive Award, resulting in the fully staged premiere of his opera Time and Again Barelas (2007). Del Aguila serves as a member of the Barlow Endowment’s Board of Advisors. After graduating from San Francisco Conservatory, del Aguila studied at Vienna’s Universität für Musik. Early premieres in the Musikverein and Konzerthaus were followed by performances in the U.S. in Weill Hall at Carnegie Hall and The Brooklyn Philharmonic conducted by Lukas Foss. Soon after he settled in Southern California in 1992, the Los Angeles Times praised him as “one of the West Coast’s most promising young composers.” After many years in California, where he taught composition and for three years served as music director of the Ojai Camerata, del Aguila moved to Seattle. - www.migueldelaguila.com

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