Hailed for his “beautiful command of tone and mood…and unruffleable savoir-faire” (San Francisco Chronicle), his “layers of emotional expression” (The Examiner) and his “level of artistry that seem far beyond his years” (Contra Costa Times), Carlos Avila is one of the most in-demand pianists on the classical music scene. His concerts have taken him across North and South America, Europe, and Asia. A frequent Heifetz On Tour artist, his performances have frequently been broadcast on Performance Today and WQXR
Carlos has been a guest at festivals such as Schleswig-Holstein, Tanglewood, Sarasota, Aspen, Banff, Music Academy of the West, Pianofest, Holland, and the Carnegie Hall Workshops where he had the opportunity to work and study with the late Isaac Stern, Daniel Barenboim, and Michael Tilson Thomas.
He performed in the Chicago Symphony’s All-Access Chamber series and the New York Philharmonic’s Leonard Bernstein salon series. Carlos was also recently showcased on New York’s WQXR, where he gave an all-transcription recital broadcast as one of the winners of Juilliard’s prestigious Gina Bachauer competition.
Carlos has also served as affiliate-faculty at the Atlantic Music Festival, as will as the Innsbrook Institute. A proud Filipino-American, Carlos is a graduate of the Juilliard School and did prior studies at Yale.