Institut Ramon LLull

Marc Migó: living the American dream

Music.  USA, 06/09/2023

This September, Catalan composer Marc Migó's Concerto Grosso #1 (The Seance) will be performed in two concerts under the title "Migó, Schubert & Vivaldi" by the Western New York Chamber Orchestra, conducted by Glen Cortese. Later this year, Migó, as a Suncoast Composer in Residence, will provide mentorship to emerging composers enrolled in the The Suncoast Composer Fellowship Program  in Sarasota, Florida.


Before the end of the year, Migó will also premierè his work L’ILLA DESERTA: Preludes for Piano, Book 1 that he has written as part of the Foundation for Iberian Music 2022 Composer’s Commission. The work will be premiered in full by Marisa Gupta in Saratosa, FL on Dec 15, 2023 with a subsequent performance in St Petersburg, FL. In additon on September 30 Kiryl Keduk will play Preludes  8, 9, and 10 at Bechstein Hall in Berlin and Víctor Braojos will perform the same pieces in London.

About Marc Migó:

After receiving a Deutsche Grammophon CD collection from his grandfather for his 16th birthday, Marc Migó (1993, Barcelona) became unexpectedly and passionately drawn to its contents. This discovery led him to seek out guidance from pianist Liliana Sainz and composer Xavier Boliart. Three years later, he enrolled at ESMUC (Superior Music School of Catalonia). 

In 2017, thanks to a scholarship issued by Fundación SGAE, Marc moved to New York in order to continue his musical studies. He pursued his Masters at The Juilliard School, where he was awarded the 2018 Orchestral Composition Prize. In 2019 he received The Pablo Casals Festival Award for his Cello Sonata “Cerdanyenca”, two Morton Gould Young Composers award by ASCAP and the New Juilliard annual commissioning competition award. He also has been a fellow at the 2020 Minnesota Orchestra Composer’s Institute, a winner of the George Enescu Prize 2020, the recipient of the first ever Dominick Argento Fellowship for Opera Composition (2022), and the 2023 Leo Kaplan Award by Ascap, among other international recognitions. 

Marc Migó is currently a C.V. Starr fellow at Juilliard. He has received commissions from leading institutions, ensembles and performers, such as UrbanArias, the Dutch National Opera, Verità Ensemble, Liceu Opera House, the New Juilliard Ensemble, Festival Pablo Casals in Prades, The Cabrillo Festival, l’Associació Joan Manén, La Fura dels Baus, and CUNY University, among others.

Marc Migó:

Concerto Grosso #1 (The Seance), Western New York Chamber Orchestra, September 23 and 24, 2023.

Suncoast Composer in Residence, Sarasota, Florida, August 30–September 7, 2023.

L’ILLA DESERTA: Preludes for Piano, Book 1, the Foundation for Iberian Music 2022 Composer’s Commission, premiere.

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