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.