Miguel Jiménez Barranco

All prize winners
EMCY Prize
Nationality: Luxembourgish
Instrument: Viola
Date of birth 1999/12/29

Miguel Jiménez Barranco was born in Málaga, Spain. At the age of four he moved to Luxembourg, where he grew up and did all his early studies. He took his first viola lessons in 2005 under the guidance of Danielle Hennicot at the Luxembourg Conservatory. There, he also spent many years in the boys‘ choir ‘Pueri Cantores’ and took lessons in different other subjects like singing, piano, harmony, and chamber music.

In 2017, he entered the conducting class of Carlo Jans, with whom he continues to have lessons to this day. Miguel had the chance to take part in several orchestral projects as how the ‘Coopération Musicale de la Grande Région’ or ‘Side by Side’ with Luxembourg Philharmonic Orchestra or Luxembourg Chamber Orchestra and has also played with the contemporary music ensemble ‘United Instruments of Lucilin’.

Other highlights include performances in Shanghai Symphony Hall, Qingdao Grand Theatre, Philharmonie de Paris, Opéra Royal de Liège, Théatre National de Luxembourg and Philharmonie de Luxembourg. His musical career was very much enriched by conducting and viola masterclasses and lessons with Ivan Iliev, Atvar Lakstigala, Nils Mönkemeyer, Tatjana Masurenko, Garth Knox, Thomas Riebl, Richard Wolfe, Ilia Korol and Jean Sulem.

He recently became a member of the European Union Youth Orchestra. In November 2021 he was awarded the EMCY-, SACEM- and Deprez- prizes at the Concours Luxembourgeois pour Jeunes Solistes & European Competition for Young Soloists.
In 2019, Miguel Jiménez Barranco started his viola studies with Prof. Johannes Lüthy at the Hochschule für Musik Karlsruhe.

If you are interested in working with Miguel, please get in touch with the EMCY Office.



J. S. Bach, (Cello-)Suites 1 – 4,
J. S. Bach, Partita No. 1 for solo-violin – Praeludium (for Viola)
B. Campagnoli, Caprice No. 32 for Solo Viola
M. Reger, 1st suite for Viola solo – Molto sostenuto
I. Stravinsky, Elégie for viola solo
M. Vieux, Étude No. 1

With piano

J. Brahms, Sonata No. 2 in E flat major op. 120
M. Bruch, Kol Nidrei
G. Enescu, Konzertstück for Viola and Piano
F. A. Hoffmeister, Viola Concerto in D major
D. Schostakovitch, Sonata for Viola and Piano Op. 147
R. Schumann, Adagio und Allegro
C. Stamitz, Viola Concerto in D major
G. P. Telemann, Viola Concerto in G major
V. Williams, Romance for Viola and Piano

Chamber music

L. v. Beethoven, string quartet No. 7 in F major (No. 1 Op. 59) – ‘Razumovsky‘
L. v. Beethoven, string trio Op. 9 No. 3 in C minor
J. Brahms, piano quartet Op. 60 in C minor
E. Grieg, string quartet No. 1 in G minor Op. 27
J. Halvorsen, Passacaglia on a theme by Handel for violin and viola
J. Haydn, string quartet „Sonnenaufgang“
F. Mendelssohn, string quartet No. 2 in A minor Op. 13
M. Ravel, string quartet in F major
D. Schostakovitch, string quartets No. 2 in A minor Op. 68
D. Schostakovitch, string quartets No. 8 in C minor Op. 110

With orchestra 

A. Hoffmeister, Viola Concerto in D major
C. Stamitz, Viola Concerto in D major

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