Miguel del Águila

PRESS ARTICLES

“…One of the West Coast’s most promising and enterprising young composers… sonically dazzling… a whirlwind of energy and ideas… a mischievous mix of personalized romanticism and structural self-derailment …a sly radical in formal wear…”
Los Angeles Times

“one of the most intriguing compositional voices to come along in recent years”
San Antonio Express News

BUFFALO NEWS
Concierto en Tango up for Grammy Award
by Mary Kunz Goldman
Read more

UY.PRESS
Compositor uruguayo recibió dos nominaciones a los Grammy Latinos
Read more

THE MUSIC OF RUSSIA
Interview: Miguel del Aguila
by Dina Mukhamedzyanova
Read more

NEW MUSIC BOX
Sounds Heard Interview: Miguel del Aguila – Salón Buenos Aires
by Frank J. Oteri
Read more

MÚSICA EN CLAVE
Reflexiones sobre una conversación con el compositor Miguel del Aguila
by Hermann Hudde
Read more

MUSIC WEB INTERNATIONAL
Miguel del Águila – Salón Buenos Aires CD review
by Gary Higginson
Read more

ALBUQUERQUE JOURNAL
300 Years of History Heat “Up Time and Again”
by David Steinbberg
Read more

NASHVILLE SCENE
World premiere of Miguel del Aguila’s The Fall of Cuzco
by Russell Johnston
Read more

OPERA AMERICA
Time and Again Barelas opera by Miguel del Aguila
by Russell Johnston
Read more

NEW YORK TIMES
Conga premiere review: Four Unknown Works, Four Different Styles
by Bernard Holland
Read more

LNP LANCASTER ONLINE
Lancaster Symphony 2008 Composer of the Year Award Winner Interview: Composer Award winner deeply rooted in Latin America and its music.
by Jane Holahan
Read more

CLARIPERU
Interview: Miguel del Aguila: Un compositor uruguayo enamorado del clarinete.
by Marco Antonio Mazzini
Read more

AMERICAS MAGAZINE 
Feature story Composer Miguel del Aguila (Vol.45-46/P.56)

Read more

WEST VIRGINIA UNIVERSITY LIBRARIES
An Introduction to the Solo Piano Works of Three Latin AMerican Composers
by Yew Chong Cheong
Read more

WVU – THE RESEARCH REPOSITORY
A Pedagogical Study of Selected Piano Music of Miguel del Aguila
by Sornsuang Tangsinmonkong
Read more

NEW MUSIC USA
Composer Miguel del Aguila Profile

Read more

WEST VIRGINIA UNIVERSITY LIBRARIES
An Introduction to the Solo Piano Works of Three Latin AMerican Composers
by Yew Chong Cheong
Read more

WVU – THE RESEARCH REPOSITORY
A Pedagogical Study of Selected Piano Music of Miguel del Aguila
by Sornsuang Tangsinmonkong
Read more

SUBMERGED in London

Aurora Trio performs Submerged at Thames Concerts in London

TRASOCEANICA in Brazil

Garrick Zoetter performs clarinet quartet Transoceanica at RioWinds Festival

PRESTO II in Paris

Cuarteto Latinoamericano performs Presto II at Semaine de l’Amerique Latine festival in Paris

SUNSET SONG in Japan

Akihiko Kondo performs Sunset Song in Japan ミゲル・デル・アギーラ

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

8 + 4 =

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.

Translate »