Miguel was born in 1986 in Covilhã, Portugal. He was the recipient of an entrance scholarship at the Royal Academy of Music, where he studied with David Strange. At the Royal Academy he was part of the Manson Ensemble, RAM Soloists and Academy Cello Ensemble. Between 2009 and 2012 he was awarded several prizes and scholarships from the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, GDA and Vivian Joseph Prize. Miguel has performed recitals in various prestigious concert halls, such as Wigmore Hall, Duke's Hall, Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation and Casa Da Música. Miguel was previously educated at Academia Nacional Superior de Orquestra, Lisbon. During his undergraduate studies he won several competitions, including the “Julio Cardona”, the “International Forum of Music Interpretation”, and the “Premio Jovens Musicos”. Miguel has also collaborated with major Portuguese and European orchestras. He was appointed as Sub-Principal cello at the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra in October 2017.