Currently residing in Vancouver, Mexican pianist Miguel Brito is a graduate from the Rotterdam Conservatory of Music Advanced Classical Music Program (in the Netherlands), where he received intensive Piano training from Aquiles Delle-Vigne, one of Europe's most sought-after piano pedagogues. He holds as well a Master Degree in Piano Performance from the University of British Columbia, where he received both solo and accompaniment piano instruction from Prof. Rena Sharon, head of the Collaborative-Piano department, who instilled in him the love for Art Song and Vocal-Piano partnership in Music. Miguel started his serious music training at the Junior Division of Trinity College of Music (TCM) in London, England, studying piano with Mr. Christopher Caine and passing the TCM Performer's Certificate examination in 1996. In 1998 Miguel received a scholarship to complete his Bachelor Degree in Music at the University of Houston, under the guidance of Prof. Nancy Weems.
He currently serves at the Vancouver Academy of Music Opera Studio as the rehearsal and performance pianist and works as well as staff accompanist for the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra School of Music. He can be heard performing solo or in collaboration with singers and instrumentalists in recitals, auditions, festivals and music competitions all around Vancouver. Miguel started teaching piano in his hometown in Mexico to young children and to undergraduate level music students at the University of Puebla and at the Pacelli Music University (Puebla, Mexico), before moving to Canada in 2009. During his Master of Music studies at UBC Miguel had the opportunity to serve as a Graduate Teaching Assistant to the group piano classes and secondary individual piano lessons given to undergraduate music students at UBC.
Besides teaching piano and performing, Miguel’s hobbies are practicing his Dutch and German, hiking around in Vancouver and his favorite composers are Rachmaninov, Grieg, and Poulenc.