Colombian musician, music theory university teacher assistant and composer. 

 

Luis Miguel was born on Oct. 02, 1990. He first studied composition with the Colombian composer Blas Emilio Atehortúa, while finishing his studies in Universidad Industrial de Santander. In 2014 he started his studies at Centro Superior Katarina Gurska. He has taken classes with Alberto posadas, José Luis Torá, Aureliano Cattaneo, Beat Furrer, Pierluigi Billone, Raphael Cendo, Maria Cecilia Villanueva, Oscar Bianchi, Francesca Verunelli, among others.

 

He has participated as composer in several events such as: “Festival Festiqartetos” for string quartets and composers (Bogotá, Colombia 2016); “Festival Distat Terra” for young composers (Argentina 2016); Festival “Mixtur" (Barcelona, Spain 2017), Jornadas de música nueva (Asunción, Paraguay 2017.) VI St. Petersburg International New Music Festival (St. Petersburg, 2019). 4th International Young Composers Academy of Ticino Musica Festival (Lugano 2020). Moreover, his works have been programmed and commissioned in many places like Boston, Chicago, Barcelona, Belgrade, Madrid, Moscow, Asunción, Bogotá, and Mexico city; by varied ensembles and artists such as: the Sigma-Project Saxophone Quartet (Spain), Ensemble Cepromusic (Mexico), Quatuor Diotima (France) Robin Meiksins (USA), Lorelei Dowling (Klangforum Vien), Boston Microtonal Society, Chirchan Larson, Quartetto Maurice (Italy), The Construction Site Contemporary Music Ensemble ( Serbia), TACETi Ensemble (Thailand), Ensamble la Sociedad (Colombia) among others.

 

In 2011 he won the 1st prize at the Beca Bicentenario (Santander 2011). In 2017 he was awarded by the Ministry of Culture of Colombia with an artistic residence with CEPROMUSIC Ensemble in Mexico city, in 2018 he was selected by the National Center of Contemporary Arts in Nizhni Nòvgorod, Rusia for the Binational Colombia-Russia concert, and the 27th International Review of Composers in Belgrade, Serbia. In 2019 he was awarded with an artistic residence with Copiuensemble and the composer Luca Belcastro for the Germina.Cciones, primaveras latinoamericanas program, supported by Ibermúsicas. He has received scholarships from the government of Santander in Colombia and  the Ticino Musica Academy.

 

He currently resides in Bucaramanga, Colombia as professor of music theory at Universidad Industrial de Santander and coordinator of the music department of the municipal school of arts EMA.

His music is edited by Babel Scores.

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