Miguel Jesus


Born in 1984, Miguel Jesus began his musical studies at the Santa Cecília Music Academy as a violin student. Later he opted for the guitar, first as a self-taught student, then joining the school of the Hot Clube of Portugal. Three years later, he decided to pursue the classical guitar by studying at the Academia de Amadores de Música, with António Ferreirinho, and later at the ESML, with João Pedro Duarte, where he finished his degree. He started composing during his time at the ESML, participating in the ESML Composition Week with pieces for a cappella choir, formation for which until now he has written the most music. Among his compositions one can distinguish A Criança (2016) for choir and string orchestra, written for the 20th anniversary of the Ricercare Association; Por Entre o Saltério (2017) for mixed a cappella choir, written for the Sanctuary of Fátima at the Centenary of the Apparitions; Elogio da Morte (2019) for string quartet and soprano, written for the CriaSons Festival; Tríptico Nocturno (2019) for mixed a cappella choir, awarded with an Honourable Mention at the Musa Prize; and Eu Sou a Tela (2019) for a cappella mixed choir, winner at the Manuel Emílio Porto National Choral Composition Competition 2019. Miguel Jesus was a member of the Chiado Ensemble, a guitar quintet formed by students of the Academia de Amadores de Música. As a choralist he performs with groups such as the Gulbenkian Choir, the Officium Ensemble, the Voces Caelestes and the Ensemble MPMP. Currently, he studies singing with Joana Nascimento.

Albums from Miguel Jesus