Miguel García-Casas

Miguel García-Casas Associate Professor, Trombone

Miguel García Casas (1994, Les Coves de Vinromà -Castellón-) began his musical studies with Israel Salvador at the music school of the Unió Musical Covarxina in his home town and with Félix García at the “Mestre Feliu” Conservatory in Benicarló (Castellón). He finishes the Professional Degree at the Conservatory “Mestre Tárrega” in Castellón with Juan Domínguez, obtaining the highest qualification and the Professional Degree Award. Later he studied at the Royal Conservatory of Music in Madrid with Professor Elies Hernandis, finishing his studies with the highest marks and winning the RCSMM Extraordinary End of Studies Prize. He furthered his musical training by taking a Master’s Degree in Musical Performance at the Hochschule der Künste Bern with Professor Ian Bousfield. In addition, he has participated in numerous improvement courses with prestigious teachers at a national and international level, being also a student of Carlos Gil and Indalecio Bonet in the Stomvi Trombone Classroom.

From the beginning he is a member of the Unió Musical Covarxina and the Associació Musical Ciutat de Benicarló. He has been a full member of the Banda Federal de la Federación de Sociedades Musicales de la Comunidad Valenciana, the Jove Orquestra Simfònica de Castelló (JOSC), the Joven Orquesta de la Comunidad de Madrid (JORCAM), the Joven Orquesta Nacional de España (JONDE), the Nationaal Jeugdorkest (NJO) and the Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival Orchestra Academy (SHMF); reserve of the Gustav Mahler Jugendorchester (GMJO) and the European Union Youth Orchestra (EUYO). He has also been awarded in competitions for young performers, such as the Second Prize in the Competition for Young Soloists of the “Mestre Tárrega” Conservatory in Castellón and the First Prize in the National Competition for Young Performers Ciutat de Xàtiva. As a soloist, he has performed with the Asociación Musical Ciutat de Benicarló and the Orquesta Sinfónica del Real Conservatorio Superior de Música de Madrid, interpreting the concerts of Launy Gröndahl and Nino Rota, respectively.

In the professional field, he has collaborated with the Santa Cecilia Classical Orchestra, the Spanish Radio and Television Symphony Orchestra, the Barbieri Symphony Orchestra and the European Philharmonic of Switzerland (EPOS), among others. In addition, he has been an academician of the “Orquestra Simfònica de les Illes Balear” and the “Orquesta y Coro Nacionales de España”. In April 2017 he is selected as a trainee of the Biel Solothurn Theater Orchestra (Switzerland) and in September 2017 he wins the place of Trombone Soloist of the Frankfurter Opern- und Museumsorchester (Frankfurt Opera House Symphony Orchestra).

With regard to chamber music, he has also collaborated with the ARTE chain (Germany) for the recording of Uwe Dierksen’s music in the film “Der Geiger von Florenz”, with Maestro Christoph Eschenbach together with the Kronberg Academy recording P. Hindemith’s Kammermusik and assiduously with the Frankfurt Chamber Brass ensemble. He is also a founding member of the bass brass group And The Brass and the trombone choir Nineties Trombone Ensemble.

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