Miguel Pliego

Miguel Pliego | ESP | *1996
DAVOS FESTIVAL Camerata | Kontrabass

Born in Madrid, Miguel Pliego began his bachelor studies with Luis Fonseca at the Real Conservatory, combining his musical education with a degree in Architecture at the ETSAM. Later, he completed his undergraduate studies at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama in London under Luis Cabrera and Rinat Ibragimov. He is currently studying a Master with Wies de Boevé at the Zürcher Hochschule der Künste. This has been possible thanks to the financial support of Juventudes Musicales de Madrid, INAEM, ZHdK Foundation and the Lyra Stiftung.

Miguel Pliego has attended several courses receiving lessons from musicians like Edicson Ruiz, David Takeno, Janne Saksala, Cecelia Bruggemeyer, Jan Vogler and Carole Petitdemange. Furthermore, his passion for modern music has brought him to take jazz courses at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam and the Berklee College of Music, for which he was awarded with a full scholarship.

Under the baton of conductors such as Esa Pekka Salonen, Daniel Harding, François-Xavier Roth, Lorenzo Viotti, Juanjo Mena and Pablo Heras-Casado, he has performed with the orchestras from the Gustav Mahler Academy, Encuentro de Música Santander, Moritzburg Festival, Spanish Youth Orchestra (JONDE), Netherlands Youth Orchestra (NJO) and Australian Chamber Orchestra. In addition, he was appointed sub-principal double bass at the Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra for a temporary contract. Currently, he is a regular collaborator in the Euskadiko Orkestra, Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, Winterthur Musikkollegium, and the Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique, as an apprentice under guidance of Sir John Eliot Gardiner.

Beyond the big ensembles he enjoys playing chamber music and solo concerts, being accompanied by the RCSMM String Orchestra and Orquesta de Cámara Andrés Segovia under direction of Víctor Ambroa in the Auditorio Nacional de Madrid, invited by A+música Association. Furthermore, he was awarded with the first prize in the Viennese Double Bass Competition in 2019 in Amsterdam.


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Stand: Mai 2021