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Matthews Minisry Center
Linda Volman Lane
Presented by Friends of Music
Dr. Carlos Castilla has been featured as a soloist with orchestras and chamber ensembles, as well as in solo recitals in different cities in 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 cofounder of Duo Guitiano, along with Cuban-American 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’s degree and a doctorate in guitar performance and pedagogy from the University of Southern Mississippi.
Before coming to the United States, Carlos worked as a guitar professor at Universidad del Atlántico in his native Barranquilla, Colombia, where he also founded and directed the Philharmonic Society of Barranquilla (SOFIBA), which organized and promoted a vast array of cultural events in the community.
He is a devoted teacher and performer and is active as a recitalist, lecturer, and adjudicator. After living in Nashville, Tenn. for the past four years where he taught at Middle Tennessee State University and Tennessee State University, he now lives in Fayetteville, N.C. Carlos runs a private studio and teaches at Fayetteville State University, North Carolina State University, Coastal Carolina Community College, and Methodist University.