Carlos Aguilar is a flutist and interdisciplinary artist who believes in creating work that pushes the tradition of performance by creating surreal spectacles with the aid of electronic sound processing and visual technology.
His classical playing has been described as having “expressed the release of the soul” and his "burnished sound poured forth in unbroken arcs of molten seduction” (Boston Musical Intelligencer). He has been a two-time grand prize winner of the Musical Merit Foundation Competition, a two time finalist of the James Pappoutsakis Competition, a finalist of the New England Conservatory Concerto Competition and winner of the La Jolla Symphony Young Artist Competition.
He has attended the Banff Arts Centre and SoundSCAPE Festivals and has worked and performed with the International Contemporary Ensemble, Claire Chase, Ashley Fure, Marcos Balter, and Alvin Lucier.
His primary teachers have included Paula Robison, Judith Mendenhall and Dr. Elena Yarritu. He is currently studying under the tutelage of Judith Mendenhall at the Mannes School of Music (The New School) in the New York City.