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Carlos Aguilar - Flute

Carlos Aguilar - Flute

Carlos Aguilar

Escondido High School


Carlos Aguilar,
18, is a senior at Escondido High School in Escondido, CA. He was a full scholarship recipient of the the San Diego Youth Symphony & Conservatory and performed in their top orchestras for three years.

He studies with Dr. Elena Yarritu. Currently, he is principal flute of the Colburn Youth Orchestra in Los Angeles under the direction of Maxim Eshkenazy and is a member of the Colburn Honors Woodwind Quintet. This summer, he will tour the country with Carnegie Hall’s National Youth Orchestra. In 2014, Carlos was the winner of the San Diego MTAC Concerto competition, Carmel Valley Branch and State VOCE Competition, H.B. Goodlin Contest, Music Scholarship Council of the Grossmont Community Concert Association’s competition and semifinalist of the Music Center’s Spotlight Awards in Los Angeles.

Most recently, he was named a finalist in the National Flute Association’s High School Competition to be held in Chicago this summer. He has appeared as soloist with the Colburn Chamber Orchestra and is a guest performer with the La Jolla Symphony under the direction of Steve Schick. He is especially interested in contemporary music and literature for the flute. He has participated in masterclasses with Jill Felber, Isabelle Chapuis, Marianne Gedigian, Bradley Garner, Catherine Ransom-Karoly, Alexa Still, Dr. Lisa Cella, Robert Dick and Robert Stallman.

Musical Merit Foundation - Awards and Performances

2014 Winner
$ 9,000 Fenstermaker Award