Miguel Trápaga was born in Cantabria (Spain) in 1967. He studied at the Ataúlfo Argenta Conservatory (Santander) and at Royal Conservatory Of Music of Madrid (Real Conservatorio Superior de Música) with Javier Canduela and Demetrio Ballesteros, respectively. He also received lessons from José Tomás, Miguel Angel Girollet, Manuel Estévez, José Luis Rodrigo, David Russell, Leo Brouwer and Gerardo Arriaga.
A winner of several international prizes, Mr Trápaga has performed in broadcasts for Spanish National Radio, Antena 2 of Portugal, ABC of Australia and the BBC among others. He has recorded the CD “Anthology of composers in Cantabria” released by the Marcelino Botin Foundation, and has contributed to a double CD containing Federico Moreno Torroba´s guitar music. His recordings with works of the Cuban composer Leo Brouwer and with the violinist Alexandre Detisov containing works for violin and guitar of Mauro Giuliani, have been released by the Opera Tres record label. His last CD was recorded for Naxos label with Concierto de Aranjuez by Joaquín Rodrrigo and the first recording of Concierto de Benicassim by Leo Brouwer, with the conductor Óliver Díaz and orchestra Real Filharmonía de Galicia.
Currently a teacher at the Royal Conservatory of Music of Madrid, Mr. Trápaga has offered master classes in Spain and abroad. CALCUTTA INTERNATIONAL CLASSICAL GUITAR FESTIVAL The Umbral Duo will be performing as part of the 8th edition of the Calcutta International Classical Guitar Festival held from 15-17 December 2017 at the ICCR, Kolkata. This edition of the festival is titled ¡¡ Guitarra Latina !! and will be celebrating Latin America. Guitar music from Brazil, Mexico, Uruguay and music from the region will be in focus for this festival.