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  • Biography of Miguel Angel Estrella
  • He was born in Argentina

  • Classical Pianist, started playing piano at the age of 12

  • His humanist beliefs led him to invest himself early in his life for the poor and the humble

  • The Argentinian military junta forced him into exile in 1976. He was imprisoned and tortured in 1977

  • A large campaign for solidarity was developed thanks to the attachment of numerous music-lovers to the values of Human Rights, including hundreds of musicians from all over the world, led by Yehudi Menuhin. After his release from prison, he was granted political asylum and the French nationality

  • Founder of "Musique Esperance" on 10 December 1982 having for objective the use of music as a vehicle for defence of human dignity and serving the well-being of human community. This foundation aims to improve access to music for all persons including the most isolated

  • Former President of "The International Federation of Music for Hope" which has member associations coming in 11 countries

  • Teaching courses since 1981 on musical analysis, musical performance, chamber music and the evolution of musical language from Bach to Fauré

  • Member of "France-Libertés" Association founded by Mrs Danielle Mitterrand

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