Melinda Miguel began her musical studies at the age of six with her grandfather Raymond Andrés, studying piano, cello, harmony, and counterpoint. Aged seventeen, she graduated from both instruments at the ‘Conservatori del Liceu de Barcelona’ and then moved to The Netherlands, were she obtained the Bachelor and Postgraduate Diplomas at the ‘Rotterdams Conservatorium, CODARTS hogeschool voor de kunsten’, with cellists Herre Jan Stegenga and Ad van Dongen. She later studied at the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki, Finland, with professor Martti Roussi. Interested in musicology and in research, Melinda moved to London where she studied at the Royal Academy of Music with professors Mats Lidström and Jeniffer Ward Clarke (baroque cello), being awarded the ‘Master in Performance and Research’ with Distinction. Specialized in different music styles: classical, baroque and Argentinean Tango; Melinda recently wrote a method which is being published on the performance practices traditions in tango music.
She received masterclasses from Steven Isserlis, David Geringas, Robert Cohen, Anner Bylsma, Susan Monks, Colin Carr, Badke String Quartet, Vermeer Quartet, Jerusalem Quartet, Thomas Brandis, Shmuel Ashkenasi, Jeremy Menuhin, among others. Melinda performed in many orchestras and chamber music ensembles like the London Sinfonietta, and the Ensemble Iberoamericano, and is regularly invited to perform as soloist, having recently performed the Triple Concerto of Beethoven and the Schumann Cello Concerto in Mexico, The Netherlands and Spain. Melinda teaches cello in several primary and secondary schools in the London area and is also a Suzuki cello teacher at Little Venice Suzuki Group and Bayswater Suzuki Group, often participating at workshops and summer camps.