“The Multidimensional Composer”
– Berklee Today Magazine
“Overall, this music remains indescribable and defies categorization.”
– Rolling Stone
Concert-Stage Classical Music composer & Jazz-Rock keyboardist Miguel Kertsman creates orchestral, chamber, vocal, and solo works commissioned, performed or recorded by world-renowned artists such as guitarist John Williams, opera star Angelika Kirchschlager, conductor Dennis Russell-Davies, the Vienna Symphony Chamber Orchestra, the London Philharmonic Orchestra and others.
In addition to Contemporary Classical Music albums, Miguel’s discography as solo artist includes records in Prog-Rock, Jazz-Fusion, World Music, Analog Electronica as well as film and game music soundtracks. His music spontaneously transcends conventional music genre boundaries. Miguel’s music is released or published by Sony Classical / Sony Music, RCA Victor Group / BMG, Universal Edition, Naxos Records and others.
Kertsman’s music has been heard at renowned concert halls and venues such as the Konzerthaus and Musikverein Vienna, Weill Hall at Carnegie Hall New York, St. Paul’s at Covent Garden London, Latin American Memorial São Paulo; at the United Nations’ Vienna Campus, the World Expo and the Olympics; as well as international festivals including the Bregenz Opera Festival, the Franz Liszt Festival, the IDRIART Ecology in the Arts Festival at the Amazon Rainforest, in addition to Jazz, Rock and Experimental Music venues.
Miguel also contributed to numerous global record releases as studio keyboardist, or arranger/conductor, producer, engineer in New York and Europe ranging from “Classic House” Dance Music to Jazz, Rock, Pop and Classical projects several of them Award-winning.
With a passion for education, Miguel Kertsman creates University curricula, designed Master of Arts Programs while holding lectures, master classes, seminars and colloquia at universities including Dartmouth College, Sibelius Academy, Tribeca Flashpoint Media Arts Academy, Northwestern University, among others.
A recipient of Berklee College of Music’s Oscar Peterson Jazz Masters Incentive Award and the Berklee Professional Music Scholarship, Miguel graduated with honours in record time in 1986 followed by Orchestral Conducting studies with Mo. Attilio Poto at Boston Conservatory, and Composition with Prof. Stanley Wolfe at New York’s Juilliard School of Music.