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Miguel Iñesta


Born in Valladolid in 1980, Miguel Pérez Iñesta studied clarinet, piano and ballet in Asturias and conducting at the Universidad de Alcalá de Henares, Madrid, before moving to Berlin, where he completed his studies at the Hanns Eisler Musikhochschule and at the Karajan Akademie of the Berliner Philharmoniker. There he had the opportunity to work closely with conductors like Sir Simon Rattle, Seiji Ozawa, Zubin Mehta, Bernard Haitink or Christian Thielemann. More recently he has received important musical impulses from Peter Eötvös, Vladimir Jurowski and Titus Engel.

Founding member and, between 2012 and 2017, artistic director of the Berlin based Zafraan Ensemble, Miguel has worked with some of the greatest composers of our time, such as Helmut Lachenmann, Hèctor Parra, Gyorgy Kurtág, Matthias Pintscher, Tristan Murail, Chaya Czernowin, Johannes Schöllhorn, Elena Mendoza, Sarah Nemtsov, Oscar Bianchi, Samir Odeh-Tamimi or Pierre Boulez.

Always at home in theatrical, scenic or operatic contexts, Miguel has worked with stage directors like Claus Guth, Matthias Rebstock, Sabrina Hölzer, Iñigo Giner Miranda, Daniel Pfluger or Frederic Wake-Walker, conducting the Tonhalle Orchester Zürich, the Staatsphilharmonie Rheinland Pfalz, the Kammerakademie Potsdam, the Zafraan Ensemble, the Solistenensemble Kaleidoskop, the Andromeda Mega Express Orchestra, the musicians of the Karajan Akademie der Berliner Philharmoniker and at the Opéra de Lyon.

During the past seasons he has eben invited to conduct the Staatsphilharmonie Rheinland-Pfalz and the Akademie für

Alte Musik Berlin, he has worked with the musicians of the Munich Philharmonic on a beautiful program around „Femenine“, by afroamerican composer Julius Eastman, and he could also be seen with the Ensemble L‘Itineraire in Berlin and Paris, the Zafraan Ensemble at Ultraschall Festival Berlin, the WDR Symphony Orchestra at Konzerthaus Dortmund and at the Opéra de Lyon with the production of „Bluthaus“ by composer Georg Friedrich Haas and stage director Claus Guth.

Miguel‘s engagements for the present season include the Orchestra Haydn at Staatstheater Bolzano for the opening of their operatic cycle; Kammerakademie Potsdam with a scenic concert at BeethovenFest Bonn with music by Strauss and Stravinsky, staged by director Iñigo Giner Miranda; and Ensemble L‘Itineraire for their 50 year anniversary with a concert at IRCAM in Paris. He will come back to the Opéra de Lyon next season.

Miguel is currently Artist in Residence of the Munor Ensemble and principal conductor of the Harald Harfagre Kammerorchester, both in Haugesund, Norway.

Miguel Iñesta

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