“Vibrant colorful music pulsating with a tremendous rhythmic vitality”


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

The New York Times




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 am always concerned with making it dramatically effective. 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

“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

Three-time Grammy nominated composer Miguel del Aguila is 2020 composer in residence with Orchestra of the Americas, Carlos Miguel Prieto conductor

“I’m happy and deeply honored to join the great Orchestra of the Americas as 2020 Composer in Residence. It will be such a thrill to work with these first rate musicians and to collaborate again with conductor Carlos Miguel Prieto towards performances of my works The Fall of Cuzco and Conga-Line in Hell. Join us for our first performances this June at Alfredo de Saint Malo International Music Festival in Panama. Concerts will include the world premiere of my new work jointly commissioned by Isaac Casal and the Festival”

Miguel del Águila on YouTube

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