Miguel del Aguila

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“Miguel del Aguila’s chamber music is that rarest of things: unmistakably modern music built around a core of fundamental grace.” – CD Hotlist

“With a 1940’s big band style dance frenzy…the piece is a fascinating and compelling soundscape. Urgently driven by Latin rhythms, the desperate dance is finally overwhelmed by the orchestration’s sinister edge and driven to an explosive climax. – Santa Barbara News-Press

for piano and string quartet

Miguel del Aguila MALAMBO
for clarinet and piano

Miguel del Aguila PACIFIC SERENADE
for clarinet and stirng quartet

Miguel del Aguila PRESTO II
for string quartet

Miguel del Aguila SUBMERGED
for flute viola and harp

Miguel del Aguila WIND QUINTET No.2 Mvt. 2

Miguel del Aguila CLOCKS Mvt. 4
for piano and sting quartet

Miguel del Aguila DISAGREE!
several versions for trio and quartet

Miguel del Aguila MIAMI FLUTE SUITE Mvt. 3
for flute and piano

Miguel del Aguila SALON BUENOS AIRES
for chamber ensemble

Miguel del Aguila SEDUCCION
for flute clarinet and piano

Miguel del Aguila SILENCE
for violin and piano

Miguel del Aguila SUMMER SONG
for oboe and piano

Miguel del Aguila SUNSET SONG
for bassoon and piano

Miguel del Aguila ISLAMORADA
for solo piano

Miguel del Aguila MUSIC IN A BOTTLE
for solo piano

Miguel del Aguila CONGA
for solo piano

Miguel del Aguila NOCTURNE
for solo piano

Miguel del Aguila SONATA No.2 – Mvt.1
for solo piano

Miguel del Aguila TENNESSEE
for solo guitar

Miguel del Aguila AVE MARIA
for chorus adn optional harp/piano

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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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