Miguel del Águila

CONTACT: m@migueldelaguila.com

“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

EVENTS – 2022


1/16/2022 – 4pm
TANGO TRIO – for clarinet, violin and piano
Tríó Sírajón
Einar Jóhannesson, clarinet
Laufey Sigurðardóttir, violin
Anna Áslaug Ragnarsdóttir, piano
Kammermúsíkklúb­burinn 2021-2022
Harpa, Norðurljós Hall
Reykjavík, Iceland


1/23/2022 – 4pm
SUBMERGED – for flute, viola and harp
Beau Soir Ensemble
Odeon Concert Series
St. Patrick’s Episcopal Church
Fall Church, VA


1/25/2022 – 12:30 pm
SUBMERGED – for flute, viola and harp
Beau Soir Ensemble
Epiphany Tuesday Concert Series
Church of the Epiphany
Washington, DC


1/30/2022 – 12:30 pm
SUBMERGED – for flute, viola and harp
Beau Soir Ensemble
Charles E. Miller Library
Ellicott City, MD


2/6/2022 – 4 pm
SUBMERGED – for flute, viola and harp
Beau Soir Ensemble
Christ Episcopal Church of Cambridge
Cambridge, MD


SEDUCCIÓN – for flute, clarinet and piano
Robert Rocco, piano
Univ. of North Carolina School of the Arts – UNCSA
Winston-Salem, NC


2/13/2022 – 2 pm
SUBMERGED – for flute, viola and harp
Beau Soir Ensemble
Alden Theater
Mclean, VA


2/15/2022 – 3 pm
SUBMERGED – for flute, viola and harp
Beau Soir Ensemble
Heritage Hunt
Gainesville, VA


2/22/2022 – 12:15 pm
SEDUCTION DANCE – for flute, clarinet and piano
Telos Trio
St. David’s Episcopal Church
Fayetteville, NY


2/21/2022 to 2/25/2022
Miguel del Aguila In residence at Dartmouth College

TAMBOREÑO – for piano and string quartet world premiere
Cuarteto Latinoamericano
Sally Pinkas, piano
Dartmouth College
Hanover, NH


3/6/2022 – 5 pm
SUBMERGED – for flute, viola and harp
Beau Soir Ensemble
The Georgetown Concert Series
St. John’s Episcopal Church
Washington, DC


3/12/2022 – 8pm ET
MALAMBO – for bassoon and string orchestra
Nisreen Nor, bassoon
The Chelsea Symphony Orchestra
Matthew Aubin/Reuben Blundell, conductors
St. Paul’s German Evang. Lutheran Church
New York, NY


3/20/2022 – 2pm ET
TAMBOREÑO – for flute, clarinet, electric guitar, bass and piano
Rochester, NY


4/20/2022 – 12 noon
SUBMERGED – for flute, viola and harp
Beau Soir Ensemble
Music in Mclean
St. Luke Catholic Church Church in Mclean
Mclean, VA


4/24/2022 – 4 pm
SUBMERGED – for flute, viola and harp
Beau Soir Ensemble
Friends of Music and the Arts at St. Andrew’s
St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church
Burke, VA


4/28/2022 – 6:10 pm
SUBMERGED – for flute, viola and harp
Beau Soir Ensemble
Music at St. Anne’s Episcopal Church
Annapolis, MD


Imani Winds
Chamber Music Northwest
Portland, OR

Imani Winds
Oregon Bach Festival
Eugene, OR


4/30/2022 – 7:30 pm
SUBMERGED – for flute viola and harp
Beau Soir Ensemble
Chalice Concert Series
Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Columbia
Columbia, NC


Imani Winds
Anima Mundi Concert Series
Ashland, OR

5/1/2022 – 2 pm
SUBMERGED – for flute, viola and harp
Beau Soir Ensemble
Alexandria, VA

BROKEN RONDO – for solo English horn and wind ensemble
(Premiere of wind ensemble version)
Johanna Cox, English Horn
Damon Talley, conductor
LSU Wind Ensemble
LSU Union Theater
Baton Rouge, LA






10/17 – 22/2022
Miguel del Aguila composer in residence at
Millikin University and Millikin-Decatur Symphony Orchestra

10/22/2022 – 7:30 pm
The Giant Guitar
The Fall of Cuzco
Millikin-Decatur Symphony Orchestra
William McClain, conductor
Kirkland Fine Arts Center
Decatur, IL






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


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


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


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.

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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