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.
Since then, Carlos has been a guest at festivals such as Schleswig-Holstein, Tanglewood, Sarasota, Aspen, Banff, Music Academy of the West, Pianofest, and Holland, where he had the opportunity to work and study with the late Isaac Stern, Daniel Barenboim, Michael Tilson Thomas, Emanuel Ax, Richard Goode and members of the St. Lawrence, Tokyo, Guarneri, Juilliard, Ying, and Borodin String Quartets.
Carlos was also recently showcased on New York’s WQXR as one of the winners of Juilliard’s prestigious Gina Bachauer Piano Competition. Since the spring of 2018, he is also the new pianist of the Boreal Trio, represented exclusively by Sciolino Artist Management.
A proud Filipino-American, Carlos is a graduate of the Juilliard School where he studied with Jerome Lowenthal and did prior studies at Yale with Peter Frankl and Claude Frank. He currently resides in New York City.