Miguel Tantos

Miguel Tantos performances have been described by Art Vehicle as an “incredibly bravura display of avant-garde trombone playing”. A former Principal Trombone of the Navarre Symphony Orchestra and The Santiago Philharmonic Orchestra, his solo appearances include, amongst others, the Biennale Festival in Venice, the Weingarten Festival in Germany, the National Concert Hall in Madrid and the Institute of Contemporary Art in London. A chamber music devotee, he is a former member of the classical improvisation ensemble Prima Volta and the trio Pandora’s Box.

As an early music specialist, he has worked with some of the world’s most prestigious ensembles including His Majesty’s Saggbuts and Cornetts, English Baroque Soloists, The Sixteen, B-Rock, English Cornett and Sackbut Ensemble, Freiburg Baroque, the Academy of Ancient Music and Tafelmusik.

Miguel has stamped his own personal mark on trombone performance. Following his award of a Fellowship at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, he has undertaken a series of high-profile projects and performances, including several performances along the continent of Sofia Gubaidulina´s Transformation, a major collaboration with visual artist Terry Smith, various performances of the Johan de Meij’s Trombone Concerto, a solo performance for Sky Television in the UK and a major collaboration with the Motion Group in an enterprising new version of Stravinsky´s The Soldier´s Tale at The Old Vic theatre in London, produced by Kevin Spacey.

He is also a member of the theatre troupe Wonderful Beast and an education specialist who regularly works with the education departments of Royal Philharmonic and English Touring Opera. His particular talent for integrating music, acting and dance has led to extensive involvement in educational projects, workshops and music-theatre performances all along the world, including places like prisons, hospitals, schools, special needs centers. Miguel has offered Masterclases to students of a number of prestigious Institutions such as the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester (UK), The Manuel de Falla Foundation in Granada (Spain), The Hochschule für musik in Wüzburg (Germany) and the University of Chile among others.