MIGUEL DEL ÁGUILA

 

“Vibrant colorful music pulsating with a tremendous rhythmic vitality”

Fanfare

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

The New York Times

 

CONTACT: m@migueldelaguila.com

 

my music…

I strive to write music that is sincere and that stirs intense emotions in the performer and the listener. Music that expresses my humanity, my times, my geography and my Latin heritage. Often rhythmically driven and virtuosic, I’m always concerned with its dramatic effectiveness. I don’t think in terms of trends or current styles of composition. The story that my music is telling determines its sound and form.

dependably brilliant” – The New Yorker Magazine
sonically dazzling” – Los Angeles Times
disarmingly genial” – San Francisco Sentinel
expressive and dramatic” – American Record Guide
with near to obsessive vitality” – Wiener Zeitung, Vienna

2021-2022 HIGHLIGHTS

Billboard Windsync Miguel del Aguila wind quintet No.2 Billboard charts top 10 classical number 2 place may 2022 all worlds all things Garrett Hudson Emily Tsai Julian Hernandez Anni Hochhalter Kara LaMoure  Marc Mellits Ivan Trevino Houston Public Media  Charles Mueller Mike Tierney quinteto de alientos blasserquintett Quintett a vents classical contemporary latin hispanic usa chamber music

Windsync CD #2 on Billboard classical Charts!

It includes an amazing recording of Miguel del Aguila’s  Wind Quintet No.2 Bravo Windsync!

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

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

Miguel del Aguila 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

with Cuarteto Latinoamericano at Tamboreño premiere

After premiere of piano quintets Tamboreno Boliviana and Concierto en Tango at HOP

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

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

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

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

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

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

“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

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

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

2020 Composer in Resience 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 CONTACT:
m@migueldelaguila.com

Three-time Grammy nominated American composer Miguel del Aguila was born in Uruguay. 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 yearly, has been hailed as “brilliant and witty" (New York Times), “sonically dazzling” (LATimes) and “expressive and dramatic” (American Record Guide).

He is 2021 composer in residence with Danish Chamber Players/Ensemble Storstrøm, after residences with Orchestra of the AmericasNew Mexico Symph, Fresh Ink, CTSummerfest, Talis, and Chautauqua. 2021 commissions include works for Cuarteto LatinoamericanoEroica Trio and Fivebyfive. He was honored with 3 Latin Grammy nominationsKennedy Center Friedheim AwardNew Music USA/Music AliveMagnum Opus Award,  Lancaster Symph. Composer of the Year, and Copland Foundation among others.

His music has international appeal and presence with performances by over 100 orchestras, thousands of ensembles and 51 CD recordings. This list includes Royal Liverpool PhilWelsh BBCNorwegian Radio Orch, Brandenburgisches StaatsorchesterKiev, Odessa, Heidelberg, MexicoBuffalo and Louisiana philharmonics;  TorontoNashvilleSeattleAlbanySan Antonio, Long BeachFort WorthSanta Barbara, SarasotaCodartsCaracas, Puerto Rico and Sao Paulo symphonies. Artists who perform his works include JoAnn Falletta, Giancarlo Guerrero, Marin Alsop, Carlos Miguel PrietoLukas Foss, Gerard Schwarz, Jorge Mester, Guillermo Figueroa, David Allan Miller, Miguel Harth-BedoyaAndrew Litton, Eckart Preu and Jose AreanLA Chamber OrchestraSphinxVirtuosi, Windscape, PNME, SOLI, Chicago Phil.Ch.Players, MACE, New Juilliard EnsPhiladelphia Ch.Ens, Collegium Novum Zürich, Kammerensemble Classic, Imani, FifthHouse, Invoke, Pacifica, and Verona quartets.

New/upcoming releases of his works include CDs by Norwegian Radio OrchLouisiana Phil, Augusta SymphCuarteto Latinoamericano and Eroica Trio, on Naxos, Albany, Bridge and Centaur. Festival performances include Aspen, Breckenridge, Cabrillo, Ravinia, Oregon Bach Festival, Minnesota Orch.Sommerfest, Saarburg, Music in the VineyardsFocus! Bregenz Festspiele, Wiener Festwochen Budapest Spring,  CervantinoSan Miguel de AllendePrague Spring.

A sought after guest lecturer, he also serves on Barlow Endowment’s Board of Advisors. He's published by Peermusic, Presser and self-published. After graduating from San Francisco Conservatory he studied at Vienna's Universität für Musik un Darstellende Kunst. Early premieres in Musikverein and Konzerthaus were followed by Carnegie Recital Hall and Lukas Foss/Brooklyn Philharmonic concerts. Soon after his US return LATimes praised him as "one of the West Coast's most promising and enterprising young composers" and San Antonio Express-News as “One of the more intriguing compositional voices to come along in recent years“. He currently lives in Seattle.

2020-2021 performances/collaborations include Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Minnesota and Charlotte Symphonies, Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, Theatro São Pedro orchestra, São Paulo Dance Company, Brazil and Stavanger Symphoniorchestrer, Norway

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