Jorge Avila has won attention as an outstanding violinist through numerous appearances as a soloist, recitalist, concertmaster, and chamber musician. A recipient of numerous awards and honors, Jorge received his resident status in the United States under the “Extraordinary Talent” category. Born in Honduras, Jorge began his violin studies at age 14. In 1988 he began his studies as a scholarship student at the Mannes College of Music in NYC; from Mannes he received both his Bachelor of Music and Professional Studies diplomas. While attending the Tanglewood Music Center as recipient of the “Omar del Carlo” Fellowship, Jorge studied chamber music with members of the Juilliard Quartet and the Galimir Quartet.
He has appeared as concertmaster in the tri-state area, including the Stamford Symphony, Greenwich Symphony, the Mannes College of Music Orchestra, as well as Tanglewood Music Center, and José Limon Dance Company. He is currently concertmaster at The Ridgefield Symphony and at many choral groups in NYC.
His most recent performances include Beethoven’s Violin Concerto with the Ridgefield Symphony and the Tchaikovsky concerto with the Bay Atlantic Symphony. In 2008, Jorge appeared as Concertmaster for His Holiness, Pope Benedict XVI, at a televised Mass held at Yankee Stadium.
Jorge made his Carnegie Hall Concerto debut with the DCINY orchestra in 2012, and his solo Weill Recital Hall debut at Carnegie Hall in 2009, which featured music from Jorge’s CD of Spanish Sonatas for Violin and Piano, found on the Centaur Label. He has also performed live on both television and radio.