Composer in residence 2018
Born in Fundão, David began his studies in composition with Ana Magalhães at the Conservatório de Música de Coimbra. He holds a degree in Music (Composition) from the Escola Superior de Música, Artes e Espectáculo, Porto, where he studied with Luis Tinoco, Carlos Guedes, Eugénio Amorim, Filipe Vieira, Nuno Côrte-Real and Dimitris Andrikopoulos. He completed his Masters in Music (specialising in composition) with the dissertation entitled "O Ensino Aprendizagem da Análise Musical Através de Estratégias de Questionamento", under the academic supervision of Sara Carvalho.
David's research focuses on questioning in music teaching, through training projects and action-research. He has been teaching at the Conservatório de Música de Coimbra since 2012. David has participated in masterclasses, workshops and training courses with Clarence Barlow, Magnus Lindberg, Jonathan Harvey, Bruce Pennycook, Tim Steiner, Sam Mason, Paul Griffiths, Klaus Trumpf, Fernando Flores and Olga Prats. He collaborated with the Serviço Educativo da Casa da Música in 2005 and 2006 and was a member of the Digitópia project from 2007 to 2010. His works are published by AVA Musical Editions and Libellus Usualis. His compositions include works for choir, chamber ensembles, orchestra, collaborations for theatre, installations and arrangements for various groups. David frequently works with Coro Anonymus - dedicated exclusively to performing works by contemporary Portuguese composers - with two of his works featured on the CD “Cantar e Contar o Amor”. The Ensemble MPMP recently premiered “Ex Nihilo: Canor”, that will be included in the CD produced by the "Ar" Project.
In partnership with the composer Sara Carvalho, David organised ENCAPE'16, Encontro Nacional de Composição e Análise Musical: Perspectivas Educacionais (Coimbra). He has participated in conferences such as Post-ip (Universidade de Aveiro), Jornadas da Pedagogia no Ensino Artístico Especializado (Universidade Católica), 32nd World Conference of the International Society for Music Education (ISME2016, Glasgow) e 1st Congresso do Ensino Artístico Especializado - Teoria e Prática (Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian).
Repertoire by David Miguel available for FICA is as follows:
"Soneto do Amor e da Morte" (Category A, Mixed Choir)
"O Silêncio" (Category A, Mixed Choir)
"O Desassossego" (Category A, Mixed Choir)
"Distante Melodia" (Category B1, Male Voice Choir)
"Maldita" (Category B2, Female Voice Choir)
"Salus, Honor et Virtus" (SSAATTBB, Categoria C, Sacred Music)
Please contact the composer through his website for score purchasing information: