MIGUEL DEL ÁGUILA
“Vibrant colorful music pulsating with a tremendous rhythmic vitality”
“elegant and affectionate music, a delicious send-up of Minimalism”
The New York Times
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 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 and conductor Carlos Miguel Prieto as 2020 Composer in Residence. Such a thrill to work with these first rate musicians towards performances of my works.
Miguel del Aguila with fellow BMI composers - Symphony Magazine 2020 and 2021 Musical America Annual Directory
Back cover Symphony Magazine 2020, and 2021 Musical America Annual Directory, Thank you BMI Classical and Deirdre Chadwick for your support!