Miguel Almaguer is today one of the most active composers in México, his work including symphonic music as well as chamber and solo compositions, has been performed around the globe, always with enthusiastic response of the audiences. He has composed for renowned soloists as: Paul Cheneour, Gabriel Guillen, Lili Naydenova, Reyna Liz Herrera, and the guitar quartet Contemporanea.
He composed the segment representing Mexico in the global composition “The meaning of peace”.
Besides his activity in concert music his interest in cinema has taken him to spend this last 10 years involved in writing for films, as well as for theater, multimedia events and live shows. As arranger has written numerous orchestrations of Mexican folk music for renowned orchestras as: Orquesta Sinfónica de Aguascalientes, Orquesta Sinfónica de la UANL, Orquesta Sinfónica Sinaloa de las Artes, Orquesta Nuevo Milenio, and Orquesta Sinfónica Juvenil de Nuevo León, as well as the Orquesta Sinfónica de Holguín (Cuba),and also for pop artists as: Celso Piña, Lolita Cortes, Emil Montgomery and Música Maestro, among others.
He began his piano studies at the age of 13, later he attended to the Facultad de Música de la UANL (Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León, México) where he studied for two years. The renowned Czech composer Radko Tichavsky took him as disciple, he studied under his guide for almost six years. Between the years 2002 and 2003 he studied in counterpoint in Prague with Maestro Michal Novenko, with the help of grants by Fujimoto Promociones, the Czech Republic Consulate and CONARTE (Consejo para la Cultura de Nuevo León). He has attended courses with teachers as: Richard Urbis, Manuel de Elias, Felipe Ledesma, Milos Barton, Emilio Molina, among others.
Has been awarded in two occasions the FONECA grant to participate in Nuevo Leon´s Composers centre, where he created music to be performed in concerts organized by CONARTE. As conferencist he has collaborated with institutions as: UANL, DIF Nuevo León, Karlova University in Prague, ITESM (Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey), Monterrey 400 patronage, and full time teacher for the Universidad del Cine de la AMCI.