Miguel Borrego

Violin

Concertmaster of the RTVE Orchestra since 1997.

Born in Madrid in 1971, he began studying the violin at the age of six at the Royal Conservatory of Music in Madrid under the direction of Wladimiro Martín where he received the highest marks as well as being awarded the Premio Fin de Carrera in 1988.

With grants from Juventudes Musicales and the Bank of Spain, he moved to London to study at the Guildhall School of Music with Yfrah Neaman and then Toronto with David Zafer. José Luis García Asensio would later have a great influence in his subsequent musical development.

At the age of fourteen he was chosen to represent Spain at the UER Young Soloists Concert, performing at the Royal Theater with the RTVE Orchestra, under the direction of maestro Enrique García Asensio.

In 1988 he was awarded first prize in the Bach Competition in Madrid, and in 1993 the first prize in the Sarasate Competition in Madrid.

He has been a professor at various Conservatories in Madrid for three years (1993-1996)

He has been a member of the Arbós Trio since it was founded in 1996, with whom he has traveled the world.

He has performed in the main concert halls and international festivals in Spain: The Royal Theater, Auditorio Nacional de España, Auditorio de Zaragoza, Teatro Monumental de Madrid, Teatro Principal de Mallorca, Juan March Foundation, the San Fernando Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Fundación Botín de Santander,  ´Ensems de Valencia, San Lorenzo de El Escorial Summer Courses, Málaga Contemporary Music Week, Deià International Festival, Andalucía Summer University, Alicante Festival, Santander International Festival, Menéndez Pelayo International University (Magdalena Palace),and the Quincena Musical Donostiarra. He has also performed in various European cities such as Dublin, Manchester, Lisbon, Brussels, Helsinki, Rome, Paris and Munich, as well as the United States, Japan, Canada, Argentina, Jordan, Cuba, and El Salvador.

He has performed as a soloist with the RTVE Orchestra, with the Santiago Royal Philharmonic, the Ukraine National Orchestra, the Spanish Chamber Orchestra, the Andres Segovia Chamber Orchestra, the Colorado Springs College Summer Orchestra, the University of Toronto Orchestra. He has also worked with the Enigma Group, Cámara XXI, Taimagranada. He has also recorded for Spanish Television, National Spanish Radio, and for the Col legno, and Naxos labels.

He is also a professor at the Motril Music Courses, as well as a guest professor of the National Spanish Youth Orchestra (J.O.N.D.E.), Catalonia Youth Orchestra (J.O.N.C.), Youth Orchestra of Castille and León, Youth Orchestra of the Basque Country (E.G.O.), and the Youth Orchestra of Madrid. He is also a regular guest at the Master Classes at La Coruña Conservatory.

He currently combines his artistic career and his teaching activities with his position as a concertmaster with the RTVE Orchestra.

His violin is a Carlo Tononi (Bologna, 1710).

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Reviews:
"At the première, Miguel Borrego's performance conveyed impeccable detail with sound quality and security of execution expected only in a recording"; Alberto González Lapuente; 9th April 2012 in ABC.
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