Date & Time
Thursday, November 18, 2021 - 7:00pm
Virtual event; admission is free. Click here to join.
Miguel Villanueva, flute
The November installment of the NYFC's "I Just Wanna Play!" Series with Mexican flutist Miguel Villanueva
Miguel Villanueva will speak about the Mexican flute repertoire and his collaborations with composers such as Eduardo Angulo, Eugenio Toussaint, Horacio Uribe, and Lucía Álvarez, followed by a Q&A.
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Born in México City, Miguel Ángel Villanueva began his musical studies at the Escuela Nacional de Música (UNAM) with Roxana Lara and Héctor Jaramillo.Later he travelled to France and entered the École Normale de Musique de Paris where he was awarded the Diplôme Supérieur d'Exécution and the Conservatoire National de Région de Saint-Maur, in Paris, where he earned a Médaille d'Or. His teachers have included Jacques Royer (Orchestre de Paris), Ida Ribera (Jean Pierre. Rampal's assistant), Shigenori Kudo, and Michel Moragues (Orchestre National de France). During his student years, he was awarded a first prize at both the Nerini and Bellan Competitions in Paris; he also won a third prize at the UFAM International Competition. Miguel Villanueva has performed as soloist with the Münchener Streicher-Ensemble, the Orchestre de la Cité Universitaire, and with many orchestras in México including the Filarmónica de Jalisco. As a recitalist, he has performed in México, France, England, Czech Republic, Germany, Ireland, Austria, Portugal, Canada and the USA. Mr. Villanueva holds a teaching position at the Escuela Nacional de Música at the National Autonomous University of México (UNAM), the largest university in Latin America, founded in 1551. In addition, he is the director of the National Flute Festival and Competition in México.
For more about the Miguel Ángel Villanueva: https://www.powellflutes.com/en/artist/miguel-villanueva/