Miguel Ángel Jiménez
plucked string instruments
He started his musical studies at the Royal Conservatory of Granada with professor Mercedes Garrido y, later, with Carmelo Martínez. In 1989, he earned the degree of Guitar Professor, winning the Extraordinary End of Studies Prize. Afterwards, he studied a Barchelor's degree in Guitar at this same conservatory and, in 2013, he earned the Barchelor's Degree in Renaissance and Baroque Plucked String Instruments at the Conservatory of Seville. He studied also a Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science at the University of Granada, as well as a Master's Degree in Musical Performance and Creation at King Juan Carlos University of Madrid.
He has participated in specialisation masterclasses with teachers such as Leo Brouwer, José Tomás, Hopkinson Smith, Marco Socías, Carles Trepat, Eliot Fisk, Joaquín Clerch and David Rusell, among others. Moreover, he has been selected to take part in international programs under the auspices of European Commission in Italy, Finland and Hungary, as well as in the Spain-Latin America Intercampus Program at the Autonomous University of Tamaulipas in Tampico (Mexico).
As a soloists or as a member of several groups, he has performed concerts in festivals such as the Festival de Música “Villa de Canena” (Jaén), Muestra de Música Antigua de Aracena (Huelva), Granada International Organ Week, Festival “Música en la Zubia“ (Granada), Festival Internacional de Música y Danza de Granada, Festival de Música Antigua de Úbeda y Baeza, Almagro International Festival of Classical Theatre, Festival de Música Antigua de Sevilla or Festival Internacional de Música y Danza “Ciudad de Úbeda”.
He has focused his specialisation on early music, which has bring him to collaborate with or become a member of several specialised groups, such as Granada Baroque Orchestra, Íliber Ensemble, Sursum Corda, Sesquiáltera, Zarambeques or Claroscvro Teatro. He has been a professor at the conservatories of Huelma, Bailén and Guadix, being the principal at the latter during the 2001-2002 academic year. Currently, he is a professor of Guitar at the Royal Conservatory of Granada.