Thursday, January 21, 2016

New PARMA Artist: Miguel Chuaqui

Miguel Chuaqui

Chilean-American composer Miguel Chuaqui has signed with PARMA to release a new album of chamber works. We're excited to have him as part of the PARMA roster of artists.

Miguel was born in Berkeley, California before moving to Santiago, Chile with his family, where he grew up and began his musical studies with the piano. He returned to Berkeley and attended the University of California there, where he earned his BA, MA, and PhD degrees.

Miguel has been commissioned from the Koussevitsky Foundation at the Library of Congress, the Fromm Foundation at Harvard University, and the Utah Arts Council, among many others. Throughout his career, he has received awards and honors from several notable institutions, including the American Academy of Arts and Letters, the Aaron Copland Fund for Music, the Eisner Prize, and the National Association of Composers of Chile.

Miguel currently serves as the Director of the School of Music at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City, where he also teaches composition, orchestration, and electro-acoustic music. His new album will be released later this year on Ravello Records and will feature works for wind quintet, solo piano, cello with live electronics, and bass trombone with fixed and live electronics,

Until then, you can hear a live performance of his choral piece "Salmo 139" via the YouTube player below. Stay tuned!



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