Biographical Information
Award-winning composer Carlos Felipe Silva was born in Caracas, Venezuela, where he began his musical studies at the Emil Friedman School. He was awarded a full scholarship to attend Interlochen Arts Academy in Michigan, where he studied violin performance with maestro Paul Sonner. After graduating from Interlochen, he moved back to Caracas and auditioned for the Simon Bolivar Symphony Orchestra. He had the opportunity of playing for five years with the orchestra, led by world-renowned conductors Gustavo Dudamel and Alfredo Rugeles. After performing in major halls with the orchestra, he was accepted on a scholarship to Berklee College of Music, where he expanded his studies in Composition and Film Scoring. Carlos has been part of numerous concerts and events such as playing at the Boston Opera House, Boston’s Symphony Hall with composer A.R. Rahman, the Coolidge Corner Theater in Brookline, MA with the Berklee Silent Film Orchestra, and the Latin Grammy Awards in Las Vegas with Alejandro Sanz.
Carlos’ compositions have earned numerous awards: he was the winner of the Millican Composition Competition in 2014 and a finalist in the Marvin Hamlisch International Film Scoring Competition (Golden Eagle Award). He has been a collaborator for many projects, short films, live events, and concerts around the US. In the summer of 2014, Carlos was an intern at Music & Motion Productions, where he worked in projects such as Palmeras en la nieve, and Kidnapping Mr. Heineken. Carlos Felipe Silva is currently based in Los Angeles, CA, where he works with a creative team to provide original music and sound design for various projects.