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Biography:

Carlos Villa is a graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music where he studied with Ivan Galamian. Following his graduation, at the invitation of a Swiss concert manager, he traveled to Zurich and continued having private lessons with Yehudi Menuhin. In l967, Otto Klemperer appointed him concertmaster of London's New Philarmonia Orchestra, a post which he held for five years playing under conductors such as Klemperer, Giulini, George Szell, Stokowski, Leinsdorf, Seiji Osawa, Daniel Barenboim, Giulini, Sir John Barbirolli, Sir Adrian Boult and many others. In l973, he became conductor-concertmaster of Saltzburg's Camerata Academica, Austria, touring extensively throughout Eastern and Western Europe, South America, Australia and the Far East. In l980, he was appointed Artistic Director and conductor of Bogota's Orquesta Filarmonica de Colombia as well as visiting professor of violin and chamber music at the National Conservatory. Living in New York since l978, he is a member of the Brooklyn Philharmonic, The Westchester Philharmonic and the American Composer's Orchestra. He has vast experience in commercial, studio and film, and TV work and has participated in recording with the Beatles, Pink Floyd, Aretha Franklin, Tom Jones, Tony Bennett, and many others.

Carlos is interested in accepting students at an advanced level. For more information, contact Carlos at (646) 256-5674.