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 – 2023


1/21 and 23/2023
VIOLIN CONCERTO – for violin and orchestra
Guillermo Figueroa, violin
Nir Kabaretti, conductor
Santa Barbara Symphony Orchestra
Granada Theater
Santa Barbara, CA


2/3/2023 – 7:30pm
Also livestreamed
WIND QUINTET No.2 – for wind quintet
Imani Winds
Philadelphia Chamber Music Society
American POhilosophical Society
Benjamin Franklin Hall
Philadelphia, PA


2/6/2023 – 6pm
SEDUCCION – for flute, clarinet and piano
Telos Trio
CMM First Mondays Series
St David’s Episcopal Church
Fayetteville, NY


BARROQUEADA – for violin, cello and piano
*West Coast Premiere
Puget Sound Piano Trio
Jacobsen Concert Series
Schneebeck Concert Hall /Univ. of Puget Sound
Tacoma, WA


2/11/2023 – 7:30 pm
SEDUCCION – for flute, clarinet and piano
Also streamed live
Robert Rocco, piano
Watson Hall at UNCSA
University of North Carolina School of the Arts
Winston-Salem, NC


2/24/2023 – 8pm
TANGO VOLANTE – for cello and piano
Bardin-Niskala Duo
Old First Church
San Francisco, CA


3/3/2023 – 8pm
Williams Center for the Arts, Lafayette
Easton, PA


4/14/2023 – 8pm
QUINTETO SINFÓNICO – for wind quintet
Emerald City Music
ECM South Lake Union 415Westlake
Seattle, WA


4/14/2023 – 8:00pm and
4/15/2023 – 8:00pm
THE GIANT GUITAR – for orchestra
Austin Symphony Orchestra
Peter Bay, conductor
Long Center for the Performing Arts, Dell Hall
Austin, TX


4/15/2023 – 7:30pm
QUINTETO SINFÓNICO – for wind quintet
Emerald City Music Series
Kenneth J. Minnaert Center for the Performing Arts
Olympia, WA


4/15/2023 – 7:30 pm
SALON BUENOS AIRES – for orchestra
Matthew Kraemer, conductor
Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra
Schrott Center for the Arts
Indianapolis, IN


SAMBEADA – for wind quintet
New York, NY


5/14/2023 – 5:30pm
Imani Winds
Schriver Hall Concert Series
Schriver Hall at John Hopkins Univ.
Baltimore, MD


6/10/2023 – 7:30 pm
SUBMERGED – for flute, viola and harp
The Aglica Trio
Carys Gittins, flute
Agnieszka Żyniewicz, viola
Lise Vandermissen, harp
Wooler Arts Summer Concerts
St. Mary’s Church
Wooler, UK


7/2/2023 – 4:30pm
Aspen Contemporary Ensemble
Aspen Music Festival
Harris Concert Hall
Aspen, CO



CONCIERTO CON BRIO – for solo oboe, clarinet and orchestra
*world premiere
Nancy Ambrose King, oboe
Ryan King, clarinet
Michigan Philharmonic
Nan Wahsburn, conductor
Plymouth, MI








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 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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