Year of birth:
Viola – Lisbon: Escola de Música do Conservatório Nacional, Anne Victorino D’Almeida (2003-2015)
Viola BA – Castelo Branco: Escola Superior das Artes Aplicadas, António Pereira (2015-2019)
Viola MA – Berlin: Hochschule für Musik „Hanns Eisler“, Tabea Zimmermann (2019-2023)
Miguel Erlich is a portuguese violist based in Berlin, where he currently studies with Tabea Zimmermann at the Hochschule für Musik Hanns Eisler. He has recently been performing across Europe, America and the Middle East, in venues such as Lincoln Center, Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Wigmore Hall, Royal Albert Hall, Elbphilharmonie and Philharmonie de Paris.
Miguel is now a frequent guest of the Budapest Festival Orchestra, having been solo viola of the European Union Youth Orchestra, the Portuguese Chamber Orchestra and the Mediterranean Youth Orchestra, along with other orchestras.
As an a avid chamber musician, he has played in various festivals over Europe. He is also a founding member of Stravinstrio, which was awarded 1st prize in Portugal’s national radio competition Prémio Jovens Músicos and in Concorso Internazionale Saverio Mercadante, among other awards. Stravinstrio premiered dedicated works on radio and television.
Miguel studied in the National Conservatory in Portugal with Anne Victorino D’Almeida and with António Pereira, and played in masterclasses with Gérard Caussé, Ana Bela Chaves, Thomas Selditz, Pauline Sachse, Tatjana Masurenko, Leo De Neve and Christophe Desjardins, among others.