Miguel was born in 1963 in Monterrey, Mexico. He picked up the recorder when he was 12-year-old and later moved on to study it professionally at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London UK, where he graduated in 1985 with the highest possible mark (A+) for his final public recital examination. As a member of the European Union Baroque Orchestra in 1984, Miguel was taught by the famous recorder maestro Frans Brüggen.
Miguel was trained to play in the so called 'authentic performance' or 'historically informed' way, on recorders made to resemble those made in 16th, 17th & 18th centuries, however, after 30 years of playing professionally in the way he was taught, the repertoire he was taught, on the 'authentic' type of recorders he was taught to play on, in 2016 Miguel threw all of that in the bin and started to play the way he likes, the repertoire he likes, on the 20th century bakelite Dolmetsch recorders made in Haslemere UK he likes. Miguel's audience has since started to grow. Miguel went on 'Britain's Got Talent' TV show in 2020, in which he moved on to the semi-finals after succeeding in the live round at the Lowry Theatre Manchester.
In 2021-2022 Miguel studies a master’s degree in music performance at Kingston University in the UK. Miguel's debut album 'Air and Graces' (Tremula Records, December 2021) features music by 20th and 21st century composers, including works dedicated to him or arranged for him by Peter Lawson and by Peter Lawrence, as well as music by Richard Harvey and Walter Leigh. Miguel's album of famous showpieces and opera arias played on recorder, is on its way for 2022.
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