After receiving his Bachelor’s Degree in Composition at ESMAE-IPP in Porto, Portugal, Miguel Bastos (PT, 1995) also followed conducting classes at the same institute. He is currently enrolled in the Erasmus+ program at JAMU in Brno, Czech Republic, studying with Ivo Medek and Jan Kavan. He performs regularly as singer at Coral de Letras da Universidade do Porto, an amateur academic choir with some professional characteristics, and as a flutist at Instant Ensemble, a Real-Time Composition Ensemble comprised of musicians coming from contemporary and classical music, jazz, and rock.
He is a founding member of Interferéncia – Associaçào de Intervençào na Prática Artística, an organization that creates workshops, lectures, forums, concerts, etc. Its main focus is new music and how it connects with the Portuguese society and artistic world, trying to make a difference in how new music is perceived and taught in Portuguese Schools and Conservatories.
Miguel Bastos was selected for the Tenso Young Composers Workshop 2016-2017.