Miguel da Silva – viola
Miguel da Silva was awarded first prize in chamber music, and a special prize for viola at the Paris Conservatoire Competition. In 1985 he won first prize at the Paris International Chamber Music Competition. He was a founding member of the Ysaÿe Quartet and played with them from 1987 to 2014. He has appeared as soloist with the Paris Chamber Orchestra, the Polish Chamber, l’Orchestre d’Auvergne, and the Franz-Liszt Orchestra of Budapest. Among his chamber music partners are Michel Portal, Jean-Claude Pennetier, Paul Meyer, Leonidas Kavakos, Pierre Amoyal, Nikita Boriso-Glebsky, Antonio Meneses, Augustin Dumay, Henri Demarquette, Gary Hoffman, Truls Mørk, Pascal Rogé, Emmanuel Pahud, Jean-François Heisser and Christophe Coin. He teaches at the Geneva Academy of Music and the European Chamber Music Academy, and is Master in Residence at the Queen Elisabeth Chapel, Belgium.