Miguel del Águila

“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

​​”magical and totally unclassifiable… widely exuberant… exquisitely imaginative… an absolutely mesmerizing new work” – Ronald Grames, Fanfare

About twice Grammy nominated CD Salon Buenos Aires:
“It’s a gorgeous, beguiling album, by turns – and often in the same track – nostalgic and ferocious, tender and turbulent.” – San Antonio Current

EVENTS – 2021

January

1/12/2021 – postponed due to COVID
WIND QUINTET No.2
5th House Ensemble
Luna De cuernos at James Madison Univ.
Court Square Theater
Harrisonburg, VA

 

1/13/2021 – postponed due to COVID
WIND QUINTET No.2
5th House Ensemble
Luna De cuernos at James Madison Univ.
Court Square Theater
Harrisonburg, VA

 

1/15/2021 – 6:30PM – streamed
SEDUCCION – for flute, clarinet and piano
Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra
Ben Smolen, flute
Chris Stoutenborough, clarinet
Alin Melik, piano
Close Quarters Series
Curated by J.P.Contreras

 

1/22/2021 – 7:30 pm – live streamed
SUBMERGED – for two harps
Savannah Philharmonic Harp Duo
Carolyn Munford – Vonda Darr, harps
Skidaway Island United Methodist Church
Savannah, GA

 

1/24/2021 – 3pm – streamed
SUBMERGED – for flute, viola and harp
Trio L’apres midi
Eric Lamb, flute
Nora Romanoff, viola
Christoph Bielefeld, harp
Vienna, Austria

February

2/13/2021
TANGO TRIO – for violin, cello and piano
Robert Rocco, piano
Univ. of North Carolina School of the Arts – UNCSA
Winston-Salem, NC

 

2/13/2021 – streamed – postponed due to COVID to 5/1/2021 and 5/2/2021
Digital Performance February 27 and 28
MALAMBO – for solo bassoon and string orchestra
Alicia Mclean-Brischli, bassoon
Glacier Symphony Orchestra
John Zoltek, conductor
Kalispell, MT

2/22/2021 – 8pm – live streamed:
www.youtube.com/watch?v=HipZrew7cd8
WIND QUINTET No.2
WindSync Quintet
CameraMusic
Detroit, MI

2/23/2021 – 11:40am – postponed due to COVID
WIND QUINTET No.2
qWINDett Wind Quintet
presenter: Jeunesse/Musikalische Jugend Österreichs
BG BRG St. Veit an der Glan
St. Veit an der Glan, Austria
Tickets/Info: klagenfurt@jeunesse.at

 

2/25/2021 1pm – live streamed
SUBMERGED – for flute, viola and harp
Trio Lawrence
Daniel Velasco, flute
Boris Vayner, viola
Erin Wood, harp
KMEA (Kansas Music Educators Assoc. Conference)
University of Kansas
Lawrence, KS

March

3/4/2021 – 7:30pm – live streamed
SUBMERGED – for flute viola and harp
Lawrence Trio
Daniel Velasco, flute
Boris Vayner, viola
Erin Wood, harp
Murphy Hall KU School of Music
Lawrence, KS

 

3/7-8/2021
WIND QUINTET No.2 – postponed due to Covid
Summer Music Lunchkonzert
Philharmonia Zürick
Andrea Kollé, Flöte
Martin Danek, Oboe
Filipa Nunes, Klarinette
Elisabeth Göring, Fagott
Irene del Pozo, Horn
Zürich Opera , Spiegensaal Opernhaus
Zurich,Switzerland

 

3.11.2021 – 8pm
SEDUCCIÓN – for flute, sax guitar and harp
Kontra Duo | Duo Cintemani
Rachel Taratoot Ciraldo, flute
Dannel Espinoza, alto sax
Nicholas Ciraldo, guitar
Kristina Finch, harp
University of Southern Mississippi School of Music
Hattiesburg, MS

 

4/20/2021 – 7pm ET
VIOLIN CONCERTO
SiriusXM Symphony Hall broadcast
JoAnn Falletta, host
Guillermo Figueroa, violin
Orqhesta del Principado de Asturias
Maximiano Valdés, conductor

 

3/27/2021 – live streamed
SALON BUENOS AIRES
SUBMERGED

Danish Chamber Players
Holmegaard Glass Museum
Copenhagen, Denmark

 

3/TBD/2021
Live Streamed and Video Release
QUINTETO SINFÓNICO
Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Wind Quintet Ensemble

April

4/1/2021 – 10am CT
Live streamed and film release on:
FacebookCSOtv – and  CCTv YouTube
QUINTETO SINFÓNICO
Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Wind Quintet Ensemble:
Jennifer Gunn, flute
Scott Hostetler, oboe
Keith Buncke, bassoon
David Griffin, horn
Jonathan Gunn, clarinet
Episode Video: Maybe Something Beautiful

 

4/2/2021 – 7pm – live streamed
SEDUCCIÓN – for violin and piano
Jordan Willis, violin
Christi Zuniga, piano
Strauss Performing Arts Center
UNO School of Music
Omaha, NE

 

4/7/2021 – 12:15pm – live Streamed WFMT Chicago
TANGO TRIO – for clarinet, bassoon and piano
Trio Internazionale
Elizandro Garcia-Montoya, clarinet
Andrei Muravev, bassoon
Chuang Li, piano
International Music Foundation
Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concerts
Chicago Cultural Center
Chicago, IL

 

4/9/2021
4/11/2021
DISAGREE – for clarinet, violin, cello and piano
Ensemble Accento Musicale
Canton Schwyz, Switzerland

 

4/16/2021 – live stream
HERBSTTAG – for flute, bassoon and harp
Minnesota Orchestra Chamber Ensemble
Lynn Williams, harp
Christopher Marshall, bassoon
Orchestra Hall
Minneapolis, MN

 

4/17/2021 – 4/21/2021 – Postponed due to COVID
Miguel del Aguila In residence at Dartmouth College
4/21/2021
TAMBOREÑO – for piano and string quartet world premiere
Cuarteto Latinoamericano
Sally Pinkas
Dartmouth College
Hanover, NH

 

4/24/2021 – 3PM
SUBMERGED – for flute, viola and harp
Fine Arts Chamber Players
Ebonee Thomas, flute
Eunice Keem, violin – Sarah Kienle, viola
Emily Levin, harp
Hallam Family Concerts
Horchow Auditorium Dallas Museum of Art
Dallas, TX

 

4/28/2021
TANGO TRIO – for clarinet, bassoon and piano
Live Broadcast WFMT 98.7 fm, Streamed live at www.wfmt.com
Elizandro Garcia-Montoya, clarinet
Andrei Muravec, bassoon
Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concerts
Chicago, IL

May

5/1/2021 and 5/2/2021 – live streamed
MALAMBO – for solo bassoon and string orchestra
Alicia Mclean-Brischli, bassoon
Glacier Symphony Orchestra
John Zoltek, conductor
Kalispell, MT

5/6/2021 12:30 pm – live and streamed
CARIBEÑA – for orchestra
Portland Symphony Orchestra
Eckart Preu, conductor
Portland, OR

5/20/2021
VIOLIN CONCERTO – for violin and orchestra
SALON BUENOS AIRES – for orchestra
Augusta Symphony Orchestra
Guillermo Figueroa, violin
Dirk Meyer, conductor
Augusta Symphony Records Miguel del Aguila Project
Augusta, GA

5/22/2021 – 1:30 pm – live and streamed
TAMBOREÑO – premiere of flute, clarinet, guitar, bass and piano version
Composer Chat and Concert
Fivebyfive Ensemble
Evan Meccarello, moderator
New York, NY

5/28/2021 – 6/5/2021 – streamed on 6/1/2021
TANGO TRIO – for violin, cello and piano
Trio Sanromá
Festival Casals 2021
San Juan, Puerto Rico

June

6/2-5/2021 – live streamed
CONCIERTO EN TANGO – for viola and piano
Melissa Melendez, viola
2021 American Viola Society Festival

 

6/17 & 19/2021
MALAMBO – for solo bassoon and chamber orchestra
Seth Krimsky, bassoon
Thomas Dausgaard, cond.
Seattle Symphony Orchestra
Seattle, WA

 

6/24-27/,2021
SUBMERGED – for flute, viola and harp
Kari Ravnan/Horten Kammermusikkfest Ensemble
Horten Kammermusikkfest
Horten, Norway

 

6/30/2021
Miguel del Aguila at ClarinetFest 2021
SILENCE – clarinet and string orchestra version PREMIERE
Javier Vinasco, clarinet
Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra
ClarinetFest 2021 Opening concert
Fort Worth Convention Center
Fort Worth, TX

July

7/1-3/2021
Miguel del Aguila at ClarinetFest 2021
CD Presentation: SILENCE Works for Clarinet and Piano by Miguel del Aguila
SILENCE – for clarinet and piano
MILONGA – for clarinet and piano
MALAMBO – for clarinet and piano
Javier Vinasco, clarinet
Miguel del Aguila, piano
Fort Worth, TX

August

September

9/16/2021  to  9/19/2021
Miguel del Aguila – Composer In Residence with:
Danish Chamber Players/ Ensembel Storstrøm Festival Denmark

 

9/16/2021
DISAGREE
Danish Chamber Players/ Ensembel Storstrøm Festival Denmark
Fuglsang, Denmark

 

9/17/2021
SUBMERGED
Danish Chamber Players/ Ensembel Storstrøm Festival Denmark
Fuglsang, Denmark

 

9/19/2021
CLOCKS
MALAMBO
Danish Chamber Players/ Ensembel Storstrøm Festival Denmark
Fuglsang, Denmark

October

November

December

Rehearsing SALÓN BUENOS AIRES at Disney Hall

Miguel del Aguila rehearses SALÓN BUENOS AIRES at Disney Hall with with Alejandro Carreño, Joanne Pierce Martin and members of Los Angeles Phil. and Simón Bolívar Orchestra

VIOLIN CONCERTO Premiere

Miguel del Aguila with conductor  Guillermo Figueroa Santa Fe Symphony premiere of Violin Concerto

BROKEN RONDO Premiere

Miguel del Aguila with conductor Gerhardt Zimmerman  Breckenridge Festival Broken  Rondo premiere

CHAUTAUQUAN SUMMER Performance

Miguel del Aguila with conductor Eckart Preu Long Beach Symphony Spokane Symphony performance of Chautauquan Summer

Miguel del Aguila 2021 Composer in Residence
Danish Chamber Players /Ensemble Storstrøm

Miguel del Aguila 2020 Composer in Residence
Orchestra of the Americas Carlos Miguel Prieto conductor

Miguel del Águila on YouTube

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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.

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