Luis Miguel was born in Caracas, Venezuela, where he started his career picking up cables. Eventually, people started calling him a recording engineer so he did that for a while. He also spent a lot of time playing as a sideman to many local artists, sharing stages with some very famous people and with a lot of other people you probably have never heard of but that taught him a lot of things about music. He was musical director of Vitamina, one of Venezuela's most in demand show bands, and taught at the Caracas Jazz Workshop. Somewhere along the way he also graduated (with honors! look at that) as an electronic engineer, which made him extremely organized and somewhat averse to corporate office environments. These experiences led to great opportunities as a producer and media composer, roles that he is drawn to not only because of the creative challenges they present but mostly because of their collaborative nature.
Tired of Venezuelan food, he went all over South America and Europe before moving to the US in 2011, where he was awarded a scholarship by the University of Miami. He studied there under Chris Boardman and Carlos Rafael Rivera, graduated in 2013 and moved to New York City shortly after finding out that pizza slices there were only $1.
His credits include working for the Skena Theater Company, ensembles like the Henry Mancini Institute Quartet and the "Simón Bolivar" Symphonic Rock Orchestra, artists such as Hana Kobayashi, Antonio Mazzei, Espiral Jack, Megan Talay, Rafael Pino and writing music for many short films, radio spots, animated productions, bloggers and websites in Venezuela and the US.
He hasn't won any awards but watches the Oscars regularly.
Update: He recently discovered he likes to write words too. You can check it out here.
pics by Anana Photo