Dr. Carlos Castilla
Adjunct Professor of Guitar
Colombian-American guitarist, Carlos Castilla, has been featured as a soloist with orchestras and chamber ensembles, as well as in solo recitals in different cities of Latin-America and the United States. He has worked as a collaborative artist with orchestras featuring stars such as Placido Domingo, James Galway, and Bernadette Peters. Carlos is the co-founder of Duo Guitiano, along with Cuban pianist Amanda Virelles, and is known for his innovative technique, clear sound, and soulful interpretations.
Castilla holds a Bachelor of music from Los Andes University at Bogotá-Colombia where he studied with Maestro Jaime Arias Obregón, and also holds a Master degree and a Doctorate in Guitar performance and pedagogy from the University of Southern Mississippi, with Dr. Nicholas Ciraldo.
Before coming to the United States, Castilla worked as a guitar professor at Universidad del Atlántico in his native Barranquilla, Colombia. He also founded and directed the Philharmonic Society of Barranquilla (SOFIBA), institution that organized and promoted a vast array of cultural events in the community
Castilla is available for recitals, chamber music collaborations, recording sessions, and different types of events and currently he resides in Nashville, Tennessee.