Miguel del Aguila

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Eroica Trio 2022 release BARROQUEADA by Miguel del Aguila

“A brilliant tango infused, baroque inspired suite for piano trio” – Ted Viviani
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piano trio for violin, cello and piano


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Written for The Eroica Trio, Barroqueada was commissioned 2020 by Ted Viviani. Eroica Trio recorded in 2021 and released it on its 2022 album Barroqueada. The work oficially premieres November 2022 by the Reverón Trio.

The eight movements are unified by an overall structure which includes an introduction, a coda and the Sarabande as the dramatic center of the work.
1. Preludio en Candombe
2. Pavana
3. Milonga
4. Samba Corrente
5. Pasapié
6. Sarabanda Rota
7. Tango Intermezzo
8. Jiga Frenética
Barroqueada is a contemporary interpretation of the Baroque suite. Each movement blends elements from the 16th. Century counterpart with contemporary Latin idioms and dances. This somewhat irreverent, fresh and more dramatic music – orchestrated for a very traditional ensemble as is the piano trio – seeks to make a social comment about the peripheral acceptance of Latin elements in contemporary American concert music. While many listeners accept Irish/Scottish Jigs or German Allemandes as mainstream, non-ethnic music, many are still surprised to hear a piano trio perform a suite made out of Afro-American Latin Dances such as Candombe, Samba and Tango. Miguel del Aguila: “The almost 400 year old Baroque Suite stands as an example of how classical music was able to integrate music from different cultures, social classes, ethnicities and styles into one coherent work. Popular dances of humble folk origins became with time fashionable aristocratic dances and finally an instrumental genre that enriched the classical music tradition to later stifle and fall out of fashion. Just as it happened with the Baroque suite before being revived by scholars as an historical genre, our society and classical music traditions stifles when we stop incorporating new idioms and cultural expressions into the main stream of American contemporary music. Musically, the texture is always thin often making rhythm the most important part of the music.

Miguel del Aguila Salon Buenos Aires CD Charango Capriccioso Presto II Life is a Dream Clocks Bridge Records CD Camerata San Antonio Grammy nominated


for best classical album

Miguel del Aguila Salon Buenos Aires CD Charango Capriccioso Presto II Life is a Dream Clocks Bridge Records CD Camerata San Antonio Grammy nominated

GRAMMY Nomination for CLOCKS

for best classical contemporary composition

Miguel del Aguila Concierto en Tango JoAnn Falletta Buffalo Philharmonic orchestra roman mekinulov Built For Buffalo CD Grammy nominated


for best classical contemporary composition

At the GRAMMYs for Concierto en Tango nomination

Miguel del Aguila with Roman Mekinulov Joann Falletta from Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra


Miguel del Aguila with Ken Freudigman Ken Masur from Camerata San Antonio

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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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