Regarded among the finest young viola talents of his generation, violist Juan-Miguel Hernandez is the Winner of the 16th International Johannes Brahms Competition in Austria, National Canadian Music Competition and the 9th National Sphinx Competition. Juan-Miguel has appeared as a featured guest soloist with symphony orchestras, toured internationally, and has collaborated in festivals with distinguished artists such as Itzhak Perlman, Lynn Harrell, Misha Dichter, Chick Corea, Gary Burton and Stanley Clark.
As a founding member of the Harlem Quartet, he has performed in Carnegie Hall, the White House, at the National Library of Congress in Washington D.C. on Stradivarius instruments from the Library's collection and is currently a member of the legendary Fine Arts Quartet, Boreal Trio and Trio Virado. Juan Miguel received his Bachelor degree from the Colburn Conservatory and a graduate diploma in string quartet playing from the New England Conservatory. Born in Montreal, Canada in 1985, in 2010 he was honored with the medal of the National Assembly of Quebec.