Biography

Miguel Pérez Iñesta, Valladolid 1980, studied clarinet, piano and ballet in Asturias and conducting at the Universidad de Alcalá de Henares, Madrid, before moving to Berlin, where he completed his studies at the Hanns Eisler Musikhochschule and at the “Karajan Akademie” of the Berliner Philharmoniker. There he had the opportunity to work closely with conductors like Sir Simon Rattle, Seiji Ozawa, Zubin Mehta, Bernard Haitink or Christian Thielemann. More recently he has received important musical impulses from Peter Eötvös, Titus Engel, Matthias Pintscher and Vladimir Jurowsky. Founding member and, between 2012 and 2017, artistic director of the Berlin based Zafraan Ensemble, Miguel has worked with the greatest composers of our time, such as Helmut Lachenmann, Hèctor Parra, Gyorgy Kurtág, Tristan Murail, Chaya Czernowin or Pierre Boulez.

Always at home in theatrical or operatic contexts, Miguel has worked with stage directors like Mathias Rebstock, Sabrina Hölzer, Iñigo Giner Miranda or Frederic Wake-Walker, conducting the Tonhalle Orchester Zürich, the Kammerakademie Potsdam, the Zafraan Ensemble, the AsianArt Ensemble, the Ensemble Kaleidoskop, among others. He has worked with the Bundes Jugendballet and has brought the Podium Festival Chamber Orchestra to important venues like the Luzern Festival, the Berliner Konzerthaus, the Radialsystem or the Pierre Boulez Saal.

During this season he came back to the Tonhalle Orchester Zürich and the Kammerakademie Potsdam and will work for the first time with the WDR Orchester Cologne.