Miguel da Silva passion for string quartets led him to founding the Ysaÿe Quartet. As a young ensemble they benefited from the teachings of the Amadeus Quartet members and, after winning a first prize at Evian, the four musicians embarked on an international career that took them from Japan to the Americas.
As a sought-after soloist and chamber musician, Miguel da Silva has played with several renowned European orchestras and collaborated with many top musicians.
Miguel da Silva started the first string quartet class in France and has since taught a whole generation of quartet players. Since September 2009, he has been appointed professor of viola at the Haute École de Musique de Genève, and regularly teaches at the ECMA (European Chamber Music Association) and the Summer Academy of the Vienna Music University (ISA).
Miguel da Silva has been appointed Master in Residence at the Queen Elizabeth Music Chapel in Belgium, alongside baritone José Van Dam, violinist Augustin Dumay, pianist Maria Joao Pires, cellist Gary Hoffman and the Artemis Quartet.
Miguel da Silva plays a Nicola Bergonzi viola from 1796.
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