Miguel Pliego Garcia
Born in Madrid in 1996, he began his bachelor studies with Luis Fonseca at the RCSMM, combining his musical education with a degree in Architecture at the ETSAM, and completing them at the Guildhall School in London with Luis Cabrera and Rinat Ibragimov. At present, he is studying a postgraduate program with Professor Wies de Boevé at the Zürcher Hochschule der Künste. This was possible thanks to the support of Juventudes Musicales de Madrid, ZHdK and Lyra Foundations.
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 and been a member of ensembles like the youth orchestra of Spain (JONDE), Netherlands (NJO), Gustav Mahler Academy, Encuentro de Música Santander, and Davos Music Festival. In addition, he was appointed sub-principal double bass with the Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra for a temporary contract. Currently, he is regularly invited to play with the Euskadiko Orkestra, Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, English Baroque Soloists, Musikkollegium Winterthur and the Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique, as an apprentice under guidance of Sir John Eliot Gardiner.
As a soloist, he has been accompanied by the RCSMM String Orchestra and Orquesta de Cámara Andrés Segovia under direction of Víctor Ambroa in the Auditorio Nacional de Madrid. Furthermore, he was awarded with the first Prize in the Viennese Double Bass Competition in 2019 in Amsterdam.
Moreover, his passion for folk and modern music has brought him to learn other instruments and to take jazz courses at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam and the Berklee College of Music, for which he was awarded with a full scholarship.