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© 2019 by Miquel Tejada

BIOGRAPHY

"The art of Interpretation
is not to play
what is written"
Pau Casals

Miquel Tejada started studying classical piano at the age of 4 in Sabadell, near Barcelona, where he was born. He studied in Sabadell until the age of 11 when he began to study with an international pianists and professors, such as Alicia Larrocha, and learning with a great clasical artist like Alexander Melnikov or Katia Tchiembertji.

At the age to 14 he started learning modern jazz piano with Joan Díaz at the same time that he was studying his classical studies with Adolf Pla, and during this time he played concerts of both styles and he won a classical piano awards as the International Piano Competition Ricard Viñes, Joan Macia Piano Competition and the Award of Honor of the Conservatory of Sabadell.

Until the age of 18, when he decided to dedicate himself completely to music composition and investigate on this field. And later he won the 1st Prize of the Film Music competition in the “7th Art Festival” in Barcelona. 

His first music composition was written for a friend’s short-film, Ramón Ruaix, at the age of 13. Since then he kept composing music for short movies and also he began to discover and play in musical theatre: the two fields which have become his job and his passion.

At the age of 21 he founded his own music production company with Ivan Rubio, -sound engineer of very popular Catalan music bands like “Els Catarres”-, where he learned producing music and he also composed the soundtrack for many animated series, documentaries and advertising spots.

 

Until the present he has composed the original soundtracks for more than 10 international Animated Series, which right now those are broadcasting around the world, three documentaries, some comercial TV Spots and many shortfilms. 

 

The music for animation became clearly the field which Miquel Tejada has been worked more, with tittles appearing as “Telmo and Tula, Little Cooks” colaborating with Disney Iberia -which is broadcasting now on Disney Channel Playhouse-  or “Green Light, traffic safety” -winner of "ZAPPING” Awards on the category of the best Animated Series of 2011-, or the animation slapstick comedy series "GLUMPERS" which wrote a complex orchestral scoring, broadcast on many televisions of the world. 

He also composed the symphonic OST for a new immersive and interactive literature 3.0, A very new concept of interactive reading produced by iClassics Collection.

A part of his experience in the motion pictures music composition, he has also participated in many theatrical productions as a pianist like “Working” or "Fame". He worked in many other productions as a pianist like “Bagdad Cafe” in Barcelona and he also worked as a Musical Director in productions like "I love you, you're are perfect... now change" or “RENT” in Barcelona. Miquel Tejada also has played and conducted an other kind of shows like a literary cabaret for a 14 years, every Christmas. 

He composed his own Musical Theatre Fràgil, el musical, in 2008 and he recorded the musical album with some of the most popular musical artists of the country.

Performing in stage as a musical director and conductor and piano player became he's mainly job too, working on the tour of the very successful show I Ara Què?, performed by Miquel Tejada and the popular and renowned Catalan comedian Pep Plaza.

He played and sang with his friend and very popular theatre musical singer and director Daniel Anglès, on tour with their concert Cançons Inesperades.

He has also been the concert's musical director of some international artists like the acclaimed north american composer Scott Allan conducting his spanish debut, or also the Evita's West End Star Madalena Alberto performing a concert with her in London.

He's last work as a musical director was the Broadway and West End Divas concert in Barcelona last July 2017, with Rachel Tucker, Marisha Wallace, Victoria Hamilton-Barrit and Madalena Alberto, conducting a big symphonyc orchestra.

He's been de Musical Director of the first production of FUN HOME in Spain this past 2018. It won the Best Musical Award for the newspaper critics.

Also he just finished his fourth album production for a original musical written by the two award-winning Clara Peya and Marc Artigau called "Una habitació buida" (An Empty Room)

 

At the present Miquel Tejada is working in a music composition of an  international animation series for OuO Time and Baby Tv.

He's also the Musical Director of the spanish production of the musical RENT in Barcelona.

And he is also recording his fifth original musical of "James and the Giant Peach".

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