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Juan-Miguel Hernandez


An artist defined by the critics as "…tender, lyrical, loaded with personality" (Atlanta Journal Constitution), Canadian violist Juan-Miguel Hernandez is also recognized for drawing "...the sweetest, most sonorous tone..." (Washington Post).

In September 2009, Juan-Miguel won the first Prize at the 16th International Johannes Brahms Competition in Austria, adding to other top prizes won at the National Canadian Music Competition, and the 9th National Sphinx Competition in 2006.

A dedicated chamber musician, Juan-Miguel is the newest member of the legendary Fine Arts Quartet. His musicianship has led to a wide array of collaborations with artists such as Itzhak Perlman, Lynn Harrell, Matt Haimovitz, Kim Kashkashian and Gerard Caussé as well as Chick Corea, Gary Burton and Stanley Clark.

Juan-Miguel is proud to have joined the faculty of the Royal Academy of Music in London as Professor of Viola in the Fall of 2016. He plays on a beautiful 2008 Miralles viola from Altadena CA.


Som gæstsolist har Juan-Miguel Hernandez optrådt med Rochester Philharmonic, Chicago Sinfonietta, Atlanta, Seattle, og Colorado symfonies. I 2010 modtog han æresmedalje fra National Assembly of Quebec for hans store bidrag til musik på den internationale scene. I September 2009 modtog han også førstepladsen i den 16. International Johannes Brahms Competition i Østrig. Han har også vundet adskillige toppriser i Canada.

Som aktiv kammermusiker har Juan-Miguel været medlem af den renommerede Fine Arts Quartet (2013-2018), Harlem Quartet (2006-2012), Trio Virado, og Boreal Trio. Han har samarbejdet med Itzhak Perlman, Lynn Harrel, Matt Haimovitz, Kim Kashkashian, Gerard Caussé, og jazz legender som Chick Corea, Gary Burton, og Stanley Clark.

Juan-Miguel Hernandez blev født i Montreal, Canada i 1985. Han studerede på Colburn Conservatory hos Paul Coletti og på New England Conservatory hos Kim Kashkashian. I er Juan-Miguel Professor i Bratsch på Royal Academy of Music i London.