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

January

1/8/2022
QUINTETO SINFÓNICO – for Wind Quintet (partial)
Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Wind Quintet Ensemble
Jennifer Gunn, flute
Scott Hostetler, oboe
Keith Buncke, bassoon
David Griffin, horn
Jonathan Gunn, clarinet
program: Once Upon a Time (multimedia live concert)
Collaboration with Chicago Children’s Theatre
Buntrock Hall at Symphony Center
Chicago, IL

 

1/12/2022 – 6pm
SUBMERGED – for flute, viola and harp
Kansas City Symphony Players
Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts
Kansas City, KS

 

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

 

1/21/2022 – 8pm
SILENCE – for violin and piano
Bernard Zinck, violin
Carole Chicha, piano
Salle de Conservatoire de Melun
Melun, France

 

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

 

February

2/4/2022
TOCCATA – for orchestra
APU Symphony Orchestra
Raphaela Corréa De Lacerda, conductor
Azusa Pacific University
Azusa, CA

 

2/6/2022 – 11AM
BROKEN RONDO – for English horn and piano
Staatskapelle Weimar Ensemble
Kammermusik-Matinee der Staatskapelle Weimar
Quiet City
Deutsche Nationaltheater und Staatskapelle Weimar DNT
Ting-Chiao Yu, English horn
Tore Dingstad, piano

 

2/12/2022 – two performances 10AM and 11:45 AM
QUINTETO SINFÓNICO – for Wind Quintet (partial)
Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Wind Quintet Ensemble
Jennifer Gunn, flute
Scott Hostetler, oboe
Keith Buncke, bassoon
David Griffin, horn
Jonathan Gunn, clarinet
program: Once Upon a Time (multimedia live concert)
Collaboration with Chicago Children’s Theatre
Buntrock Hall at Symphony Center
Chicago, IL

 

2/12/2022
SEDUCCIÓN – for flute, clarinet and piano
Robert Rocco, piano
Univ. of North Carolina School of the Arts – UNCSA
Winston-Salem, NC

 

2/12/2022
DISAGREE – for violin, clarinet and piano
Transcendent Trio
Min Yang, violin
Jaume Sanchis, clarinet
Fu Hong, piano
Beijing, China

 

 

2/13/2022 – 4pm
SEDUCTION DANCE – for flute, oboe and piano
Michigan Chamber Players
Amy Porter, flute
Nancy Ambrose King, oboe
Matthew Thompson, piano
Walgreen Drama Center, Stamps Auditorium
Univ. Of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI

 

2/14/2022 – two performances 10AM and 11:45 AM
QUINTETO SINFÓNICO – for Wind Quintet (partial)
Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Wind Quintet Ensemble
Jennifer Gunn, flute
Scott Hostetler, oboe
Keith Buncke, bassoon
David Griffin, horn
Jonathan Gunn, clarinet
program: Once Upon a Time (multimedia live concert)
Collaboration with Chicago Children’s Theatre
Buntrock Hall at Symphony Center
Chicago, IL

 

 

2/17/2022 – 7:30 pm
MALAMBO – premiere of piano 4-hands version
Marinka Brecelj,/Alexander Buhl, piano
Marxer Halle Karl at Farkas-Gasse
Vienna, Austria

 

2/20/2022 – 7pm
THE GIANT GUITAR – for orchestra
Quad City Symphony Orchestra (QCSYE)
Ernesto Estigarribia, conductor
Bartlett Performing Arts Center
Moline, IL

 

2/20/2022 – 11am
TANGO TRIO – for violin, cello and piano
Trio Sanromá
Sala Sanromá, Conservatorio de Música de PR
San Juan, Puerto Rico

 

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

2/23/2022 – 7:30 pm
CONCIERTO EN TANGO – *premiere of piano quintet version
BOLIVIANA – *premiere of piano quintet version
TAMBOREÑO – for piano quintet – *premiere
Cuarteto Latinoamericano
Sally Pinkas, piano
Spaulding Auditorium
Hopkins Center for the Arts at Dartmouth College
Hanover, NH

 

2/23/2022 – 7:30pm
TANGO TRIO – for clarinet, cello and piano
TriMusica Ensemble
Sandra McPherson, clarinet
Susan Lamb, cello
John Cozza, piano
New Millennium Concert Series
Capistrano Concert Hall Sacramento State Univ.
Sacramento, CA

 

2/25/2022
NOSTALGICA – for bassoon and string quartet (West Coast premiere)
Natalie Law, bassoon
Cascade String Quartet
Great Falls, MT

 

2/26/2022 – 8pm
SUBMERGED – premiere of septet version
(flute, clarinet, string quartet and harp)
The OMNI Ensemble
Brooklyn Conservatory of Music
Brooklyn, NY

 

2/26/2022
SEDUCCION – for flute clarinet and piano
Trio Kalon
María José Rangel, flute
Francisco José Estrada González, clarinet
Juan Carlos Macías, piano
Sala de Cambra
Fundació Conservatori Liceu
Barcelona, Spain

 

2/TBD/2022
SUBMERGED – septet version
CSI ensemble, David Wechsler music dir.
Department of Creative and Performing Arts
College of Staten Island
Staten Island, NY

March

3/TBD/2022
TANGO TRIO – for violin, cello and piano
Transcendent Trio
TBD
Beijing, China

 

3/3/2022 – 7pm
PACIFIC SERENADE – for clarinet and piano
Amanda Stezenski, clarinet
Jason Xue, piano
2022 DEIB Festival
Capitol Lakes Hall
Mead Witter School of Music
Madison, WI

 

3/4/2022 – 8pm
SUMMER SONG – for oboe and piano
live streamed Youtube
Aaron Emerson, oboe
Keller Hall at University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM

 

 

3/10/2022 – 7pm
DISAGREE – for clarinet, viola and piano
Ayn Balija, viola
Franz Liszt Hall
Univ. of Pécs Institut of Music
Pécs, Hungary

 

3/11/2022 – 7:30pm
WIND QUINTET No.2 ( I. Back in Time)
ProMusica Chamber Orchestra Ensemble
Chamber Music @ The Fives Series
The Fives Art Center
Columbus OH

 

3/11/2022 – 8pm
MALAMBO – for flute, bass and piano
Ledge Trio
Music at the Mission Series
Old Mission San Jose
Fremont, CA

 

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

 

3/12/2022 – 2pm
SUBMERGED – for two harps
Front Range Chamber Players
Rachel Ellins/Tonya Jilling, harps
Catherine Peterson, flute
Erik Peterson, violin
Phillip Stevens, viola
Chloe Hong, cello
Montview Presbyterian Church, Miller Center
Denver, CO

 

3/15/2022 – 7pm
SUBMERGED – for two harps
Front Range Chamber Players
Ridgeview Classical Schools Performing Arts Center
Fort Collins, CO

 

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

 

3/25/2022 – 6 pm
TRANSOCEANICA – for reeds quintet
Kalliope Reed Quintet
Somerville Museum
Somerville, MA

 

3/26/2022 – Postponed due to COVID
SUBMERGED – for flute, violin, cello and harp
Elizabeth Plank, harp
Green Thing Ensemble Wien
Matei Ioachimescu, flute
Natalija Isakovic , violin
Ana Topalovic, cello
Elisabeth Plank, hrap
Festival Treffpunkt Kunst-“Invokation”
Bricks Wien
Vienna, Austria

 

3/26/2022 – 1pm
PACIFIC SERENADE – for clarinet and piano
MILONGA – for clarinet and piano
Javier Vinsaco, clarinet
Carlos Bentancour, piano
Festival Internacional Divertimento
Seminario de Cultura Mexicana
Mexico City, Mexico

 

3/26/2022 – 7:30 pm
TANGO TRIO – for violin, cello and piano
Transcendent Trio
Venue TBD
Beijing, China

 

3/27/2022 – 3:30pm
DISAGREE – for clarinet, viola and piano
live concert also livestreamed
Ayn Balija, viola
Old Cabell Hall, UVA
Faculty Recital Series, University of Virginia
Charlottesville, VA

 

3/27/2022 – 2pm – (live streamed on Facebook and YouTube)
TAMBOREÑO – for piano and string quartet
Crossing Borders Music
Voices of the Proud – LGBT Composers oncert
Chicago, IL

 

3/31/2022 – 7:30pm
MIAMI FLUTE SUITE – for flute and piano
Natalia Telléz Ramirez, flute
Pilar Pereira, piano
Theater am Saumarkt
Feldkirch, Austria

April

4/1/2022 – 7:30 pm
TRANSOCEANICA – for reeds quintet
Kalliope Reed Quintet
First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church/ Arlington Center
Arlington, MA

 

4/4/2022
TANGO TRIO – for oboe, bassoon and piano
Jennifer Christen, oboe
Mark Ortwein, bassoon
Ryan Behan, piano
University of Indianapolis
Indianapolis, IN

 

4/7/2022 – 8pm
SUMMER SONG – for oboe and piano
Mattie Levy, oboe
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI

 

4/8/2022- 7:30 pm
SUBMERGED – for flute, violin, cello and harp
Elizabeth Plank, harp
Green Thing Ensemble Wien
Matei Ioachimescu, flute
Natalija Isakovic , violin
Ana Topalovic, cello
Elisabeth Plank, hrap
Festival Treffpunkt Kunst-“Invokation”
Bricks Wien
Vienna, Austria

 

4/8/2022 – 5pm
WIND QUINTET No.2
Luna de Cuernos Program
https://www.fifth-house.com/events
Village of Round Lake Cultural & Civic Center
2007 Civic Center Way
Round Lake Beach, IL

 

4/9/2022 – 8 pm
QUINTETO SINFÓNICO – for wind quintet
Also live streamed: brandeis.edu/streaming/music
Solar Winds
Slosberg Hall, Brandeis University
St. Waltham – Boston, MA

 

4/13/2022 – 7:30 PM
Streamed TBD
NOSTÁLGICA – for bassoon and string quartet
Katia Osorio, bassoon
Yale School of Music
New Haven, CT

 

4/18/2022 – 7:30pm
TRANSOCEANICA – for reeds quintet
Kalliope Reed Quintet
Casa Haas
Sinalóa, Mexico

4/19/2022 – 8 pm
TRANSOCEANICA – for reeds quintet
Kalliope Reed Quintet
Teatro Ángela Peralta
Mazatlán, Mexico

 

4/28/2022
BLINDFOLD MUSIC – for wind quintet *premiere
Imani Winds
Chamber Music Northwest
Portland, OR

4/29/2022
BLINDFOLD MUSIC – for wind quintet
Imani Winds
Oregon Bach Festival
Eugene, OR

 

4/28-30/2022
SUBMERGED – for flute, viola and harp
Mostly Modern Festival Netherlands
De Zeeuwse Concertzaal
Middelburg, The Netherlands

 

4/29/2022 – 6:30 pm
TRANSOCEÁNICA – for clarinet quartet
Quatuor Amayères
Le Prolé Space
Nîmes, France

 

4/30/2022 – 8:30 pm
TRANSOCEÁNICA – for clarinet quartet
Quatuor Amayères
Castelas de Rochefort du Gard
Avignon, France

May

5/1/2022
BLINDFOLD MUSIC – for wind quintet – postponed due to Covid
Imani Winds
Anima Mundi Concert Series
Ashland, OR

5/1/2022 – 2 pm – performance postponed due to COVID
SUBMERGED – for flute, viola and harp
Beau Soir Ensemble
Atheneum
Alexandria, VA

5/1/2022 – 6 pm
TRANSOCEÁNICA – for clarinet quartet
Quatuor Amayères
Temple de Valleraugue
Val-d’Aigoual, France

5/3/2022
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

5/5/2022 – 11 pm
MUSIC IN A BOTTLE – for solo piano
Brandon Mejía, piano
Holsclaw Hall
Fred Fox School of Music
College of Fine arts, Univ. of Arizona
Tucson, AZ

5/9/2022 – 7pm
SEXTET DANCES – for wind quintet and piano
The Weston Wind Quintet
Sayuri Miyamoto, piano
Plymouth Public Library
Plymouth, MA

5/9/2022 – 6pm
CONCIERTO EN TANGO – for viola and piano
Aleksandra Ruciak-Kowalczyk, viola
Miłosz Lewandowski, piano
6th. International Viola Forum
Willa Wśród Róż, Salon Nowowiejskiego
Poznan, Poland

5/10/2022 – 6pm
CONCIERTO EN TANGO – for viola and piano
Aleksandra Ruciak-Kowalczyk, viola
Miłosz Lewandowski, piano
6th. International Viola Forum
Aula Nova
Academy of Music Ignacy Paderewski
Poznan, Poland

5/10/2022 – 7pm
ABSENT LIGHTS – for oboe, clarinet and bassoon
Also live broadcast on YouTube
José Angel Abrego Campos, oboe
Yamileth Pérez Mora, clarinete
Fernando Zúñiga, bassoon
Sala Maria Clara Cullell
Escuela de Artes Musicales, Univ. de Costa Rica
San Jose, Costa Rica

5/14/2022 – 11 am
MALAMBO – for bassoon and piano
Nisreen Nor, bassoon
Dan Sedgwick, piano
Mystic Activity Center
Somerville, MA

5/20/2022 – 7:30pm
SUBMERGED – for flute, viola and harp
Chelsea Czuchra, flute
Edmund Riddle, viola
Lindsay Buffington, harp
Peterskapelle
Luzern, Switzerland

5/22/2022 – 4pm
SUBMERGED – for flute, viola and harp
Chelsea Czuchra, flute
Edmund Riddle, viola
Lindsay Buffington, harp
Harfenboerse Pampuch
Frick, Switzerland

5/22/2022
PACIFIC SERENADE – for clarinet and piano
MILONGA – for clarinet and piano
Javier Vinsaco, clarinet
Carlos Bentancour, piano
Sala de Conciertos Biblioteca Luis Angel Arango
Bogota, Colombia

June

6/2/2022 – 8 pm
6/3/2022 – 8 pm
6/4/2022 – 8 pm
6/5/2022 – 5 pm
CHARANGO CAPRICCIOSO / INFINITOS TRAÇADOS – for piano and string quartet
Choreographed Ballet Staged Performance
Orquestra do Theatro São Pedro/ São Paulo Companhia de Dança
San Pedro Theater Orchestra/ San Paulo Dance Company
Infinitos Traçados Choreography
Ricardo Ballestero, Music director
William Pereira, Concept and stage director
Inês Bogéa, Dance director
Esdras Hernández Villar, Choreography
Anderson Santoro, Hugo Leonardo Farias,
Renan Gonçalves, Mariela Micheletti , violins
Diogo Guimarães, viola – Camila Hessel, cello
Ricardo Ballestero, piano
Dancers:
Artemis Bastos, Daniel Reca, Luciana Davi, Luiza Yuk,
Matheus Queiroz, Nayla Ramos, Vinícius Vieira and Yoshi Suzuki
Theatro São Pedro
Sao Paulo, Brazil

 

6/2/2022 – 7pm
TRANSOCEANICA – for reeds quintet
Kalliope Reed Quintet
John Kleshinski Concert Series
Allen Hall
Boston, MA

 

6/4/2022 – 6:30 pm
SUBMERGED – for flute, viola and harp
Trilogy Ensemble
York Unitarians at St. Saviourgate
York, Amersham, UK

 

6/5/2022 – 6pm
SUBMERGED – for flute, viola and harp
Juventas New Music Ensemble
“Music in Bloom”
Tower Hill Botanic Garden
Boylston, MA

 

6/12/2022 – 6pm
SUBMERGED – for flute, viola and harp
Juventas New Music Ensemble
“Music in Bloom”
Tower Hill Botanic Garden
Boylston, MA

July

7/2/2022 – 4:30pm – postponed to 2023
WIND QUINTET No.2
Aspen Contemporary Ensemble
Aspen Music Festival
Harris Concert Hall
Aspen, CO

 

7/2/2022 – 7:30pm
SUBMERGED – for flute, viola and harp
The Aglica Trio
Carys Gittins, Agnieszka Żyniewicz, Lise Vandersmissen
Bath Recitals Series
St Michael’s Church in Broad Street
Bath, UK

 

7/TBD/2022
SUBMERGED – for flute, viola and harp
Sarah O’Flynn, flute
Tomos Xerri, harp
London, UK

 

August

8/13/2022
NEW CLARINET OBOE and PIANO TRIO *premiere
Nancy Ambrose King, oboe
Ryan King, clarinet
Michigan City Chamber Music Festival
Michigan City, IN

 

8/13/2022 – 7:30 pm
MALAMBO – for solo flute and string orchestra *premiere of flute/orch version
Demarre McGill, flute
Leonard Slatkin, conductor
NFA Orchestra
Gala Concerto Concert
National Flute Association 50th Anniversary Convention 2022
Symphony Center
Chicago, IL

 

8/28/2022 – 5pm
SUBMERGED – for flute, viola and harp
Chelsea Czuchra, flute
Edmund Riddle, viola
Lindsay Buffington, harp
Lukaskirche
Luzern, Switzerland

September

October

9/26 – 10/1/2022
Miguel del Aguila composer in residence at
Millikin University and Millikin-Decatur Symphony Orchestra

10/1/2022 – 7:30 pm
The Giant Guitar
The Fall of Cuzco
Millikin-Decatur Symphony Orchestra
William McClain, conductor
Kirkland Fine Arts Center
Decatur, IL

 

November

11/17/2022 – 7:30 pm
BROKEN RONDO – premiere new version for bassoon and band
*also live streamed
Carlos Clark, bassoon
Central Michigan University Band
Chris Chapman, conductor
Mount Pleasant, MI

December

12/7/2022
SALON BUENOS AIRES – for orchestra
Orquesta filarmónica de Montevideo
Martín García, conductor
Montevideo, Uruguay

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 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 with Cuarteto Latinoamericano Sally Pinkas Marisa Canales

new Piano Quintets CD Album 2022 at Futura Productions Studio, Boston

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 Aguila on YouTube

For inquiries CONTACT:
m@migueldelaguila.com

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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