Born in Valladolid, Spain in 1980, Miguel Pérez Iñesta studied clarinet, piano and ballet in Asturias and conducting at the Universidad de Alcalá de Henares, Madrid, before moving to Berlin, where he completed his studies at the Hanns Eisler Musikhochschule and at the Karajan Akademie of the Berliner Philharmoniker. There he had the opportunity to work closely with conductors like Sir Simon Rattle, Seiji Ozawa, Zubin Mehta, Bernard Haitink or Christian Thielemann. More recently he has received important musical impulses from Peter Eötvös and Titus Engel.
Founding member and, between 2012 and 2017, artistic director of the Berlin based Zafraan Ensemble, Miguel has worked with some of the greatest composers of our time, such as Helmut Lachenmann, Hèctor Parra, Gyorgy Kurtág, Matthias Pintscher, Tristan Murail, Chaya Czernowin or Pierre Boulez. Always at home in theatrical or operatic contexts, Miguel has worked with stage directors like Matthias Rebstock, Sabrina Hölzer, Iñigo Giner Miranda, Daniel Pfluger or Frederic Wake-Walker, conducting the Tonhalle Orchester Zürich, the Kammerakademie Potsdam, the Zafraan Ensemble, the Solistenensemble Kaleidoskop, the Andromeda Mega Express Orchestra, the musicians of the Karajan Akademie der Berliner Philharmoniker and, most recently, at the Opéra de Lyon.
From 2019 till 2022 Miguel was involved in the beautiful Community Project »Musik schafft Perspektive«, conducting the Kammerakademie Potsdam once a year at a different education concert. During the season 21/22 he was invited to conduct the Staatsphilharmonie Rheinland-Pfalz and the Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin, and he worked with the musicians of the Munich Philharmonic on a beautiful programme around the piece »Femenine«, by afroamerican composer Julius Eastman. In the present season he will be seen with the Ensemble L‘Itineraire in Berlin and Paris, the Zafraan Ensemble at Ultraschall Festival Berlin, the WDR Symphony Orchestra at Konzerthaus Dortmund and at the Opéra de Lyon with the production of »Bluthaus« by Georg Friedrich Haas.
Miguel is currently Artist in Residence of the Munor Ensemble and principal conductor of the Harald Harfagre Kammerorchester, both in Haugesund, Norway.