Born in Fundão, David Miguel started his composition studies at Conservatório de Música de Coimbra, Portugal, with Ana Magalhães. He continued his studies in Composition at Escola Superior de Música, Artes e Espectáculo (ESMAE), Oporto, where he worked with Luis Tinoco, Carlos Guedes, Eugénio Amorim, Filipe Vieira, Nuno Côrte-Real and Dimitris Andrikopoulos. At the University of Aveiro he concluded a Master in Music Education under the supervision of Sara Carvalho. He teaches at Escola Artística do Conservatório de Música de Coimbra since 2012. Highliths among his music compositions are works for choir, chamber music, orchestra, theater, art installations and arrangements for varied instrument formations. David Miguel participated in masterclasses, workshops and other courses with Clarence Barlow, Magnus Lindberg, Jonathan Harvey, Bruce Pennycook, Tim Steiner, Sam Mason, Paul Griffiths, Klaus Trumpf, Fernando Flores and Olga Prats.