MIGUEL DEL AGUILA

 

“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
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NEW CD ALBUM RELEASES

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

Albany Records
Augusta Symphony
Dirk Meyer, conductor
Guillermo Figueroa, violin

Works:
Violin Concerto
The Fall of Cuzco
Tensando
The Giant Guitar
Salon Buenos Aires

Purchase physical CD
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Streaming:
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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
Works:
Barroqueada – for piano trio (violin cello and piano)
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2022 – 2023 HIGHLIGHTS

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

 

Windsync Miguel del Aguila wind quintets Quinteto Sinfonico Sambeada Blindfold Music Absent Lights

Windsync new album of Miguel del Aguila's WIND QUINTETS WORKS

WindSync records Miguel del Aguila’s new album at London’s Abbey Road Studios. New CD includes Quinteto Sinfónico, Sambeada, Blindfold Music and Absent Lights. Releases 2023

 

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!

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

Bright Shiny Things CD
WindSync Quintet
Work:
Wind Quintet No.2

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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

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

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 MigueldelAguila’s music in Europe

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

 

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

5/22/2022 six concerts featuring Aguila’s  works by six ensembles in Europe the US, UK  and South America. SUBMERGED heads the list with four performances in Belgium, Switzerland, the UK and Italy! Next Thursday also Vienna, 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

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

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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 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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