Askonas Holt Fellow & Conductor
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About Miguel

Designate Winner (Finalist): Rotterdam International Conducting Competition 2024-25

Miguel Sepúlveda reached the semifinal of the Malko Competition in April 2024, conducting the Danish National Symphony. He will compete in the Rotterdam International Conducting Competition this summer, before making debuts with Deutsche Philharmonie Merck and Sønderjyllands Symfoniorkester.

Miguel won Portugal’s Prémio Jovens Músicos in 2022 and now regularly works with the Gulbenkian Orchestra, Orquestra Sinfónica do Porto and Orquestra Metropolitana. Last summer saw him conduct Puccini's Suor Angelica and da Silva's Rigor Mortis as part of Operafest Lisboa.

In the United Kingdom Miguel has conducted the BBC Philharmonic, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra and the Manchester Camerata, in addition to assisting Domingo Hindoyan and Vasily Petrenko at the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic.

Born in Lisbon in 1998, Miguel studied under Jean Marc Burfin and finished his Masters at the Royal Northern College of Music with Mark Heron and Clark Rundell.

Miguel is based in Lisbon


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  • Marvao Festival

    Marvao, Portugal
    Jul 2023
    • At 25, Miguel Sepúlveda made his guest conductor debut with the Gulbenkian Orchestra. His careful direction full of elegance, his gestures clear as the waters of Rio Coura and sharp as the rocks of the Algarve, made him a talent to follow very very closely... We would be wise to bring him to France without delay. (...) All the desks breathing together, in a huge hundred-bar messa di voce. De la dentelle!