Miguel Farias

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Composer and Phd© in Latin American Studies.

He is the winner of several international prizes and beneficiary of commissions and residences in Chile and Europe. He was a finalist in the "Composer Project" and "Roche Commissions" programs of the Lucerne Festival, with Pierre Boulez as a jury.

In June 2012, he won the 2012 Critics 'Art Critics' Prize in the National Opera category and the National Arts Prize "Altazor" in 2013, with his opera "Renca, París y Liendres" premiered by the Chilean Symphony Orchestra. In 2018, his second opera “El Cristo de Elqui” was premiered at the Chilean National Opera, Municipal de Santiago, with Jorge Lavelli as metteur en scène.

He is currently working on an commission for Radio France for the Ensemble 2e2m, another commission and artistic residency for the Vortex Ensemble in Switzerland sponsored by Ibermúsicas, and a last piece commissioned by the Ensemble Musiques Nouvelles de Belgium.

For 2019 he has commissions from Santiago Philarmonic Orchestra, from the National Symphony orchestra and a Ballet from the Banch (Chilean National Ballet).

Since 2018, Miguel Farías teaches at the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile.

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Featured Pieces

Ordered by year. Most recent works appears first

Symphony Orchestra


Nocturno para gran orquesta (2019)
Retratos Australes I.- Tirana II.- Minga III.- Chinchinero (2019)

Opera


Il s'est Trumpé Opéra de poche (2018)
La Seducción de Angela Ópera de bolsillo - Pocket opera (2015)
Renca, París y Liendres Ópera en 3 actos Libreto de Michel Lapierre (2012)

Ensemble (Instruments or Voices) and Real Time Electronics


Une voix liquide Commissioned by Ibermusicas for Ensemble Vortex (2018)

Chamber Group ( 2 - 4 instruments )


CBR for ensemble (2017)
El Espacio Antrópico for sax quartet (2014)
Palettes for ensemble (2013)
Estelas for ensemble (2010)

Ensemble (10 - 19 instruments)


Up and down for clarinet and ensemble (2016)
Mambo Lines for ensemble (2011)
Convergencias for 14 instruments (2008)

Orchestral Music


Retratos Australes I.- Tirana II.- Minga III.- Chinchinero (2019)
Nocturno para gran orquesta (2019)
Voz de Piedra para orquesta de cámara (2016)
Ecos de un Color for orchestra (2009)

Solo Instrument


Suite H Suite para piano (2014)
We Tripantu para piano solo (2014)
Cuaderno de la Pampa for solo baritone saxophone (2013)
12 Estudios para Piano 12 Estudios para Piano (2013)
CONTINUO para oboe solo (2008)

Saxophone Quartet


El Espacio Antrópico for sax quartet (2014)

Voices and Instruments


Ubú Candidato para soprano for voice and piano (2013)
Ubú Candidato tenor for voice and piano (2013)
Ubú Candidato para Baritono for voice and piano (2013)
Ubú Candidato para contratenor for voice and piano (2013)
Ubú Candidato mezzosoprano for voice and piano (2013)

Instrument and Electronics


Une voix liquide Commissioned by Ibermusicas for Ensemble Vortex (2018)
Vagues de son for ensemble (2011)
12 Estudios para Piano 12 Estudios para Piano (2013)
CBR for ensemble (2017)
CONTINUO para oboe solo (2008)
Convergencias for 14 instruments (2008)
Cuaderno de la Pampa for solo baritone saxophone (2013)
Ecos de un Color for orchestra (2009)
El Espacio Antrópico for sax quartet (2014)
Estelas for ensemble (2010)
Il s'est Trumpé Opéra de poche (2018)
La Seducción de Angela Ópera de bolsillo - Pocket opera (2015)
Mambo Lines for ensemble (2011)
Nocturno para gran orquesta (2019)
Palettes for ensemble (2013)
Renca, París y Liendres Ópera en 3 actos Libreto de Michel Lapierre (2012)
Retratos Australes I.- Tirana II.- Minga III.- Chinchinero (2019)
Suite H Suite para piano (2014)
Ubú Candidato mezzosoprano for voice and piano (2013)
Ubú Candidato para Baritono for voice and piano (2013)
Ubú Candidato para contratenor for voice and piano (2013)
Ubú Candidato para soprano for voice and piano (2013)
Ubú Candidato tenor for voice and piano (2013)
Une voix liquide Commissioned by Ibermusicas for Ensemble Vortex (2018)
Up and down for clarinet and ensemble (2016)
Vagues de son for ensemble (2011)
Voz de Piedra para orquesta de cámara (2016)
We Tripantu para piano solo (2014)