Double bass

Carlos Aguilar Vargas

© Lilia Kirilova


Carlos Aguilar Vargas was born in Chile in 2000, where at the age of nine he received his first instruction on the double bass from Prof. Víctor Fuentealba. In 2014, he commenced studies at the Conservatory of the University of Magallanes with Prof. Esteban Pérez. He came to Vienna in 2019 and studied with Prof. James Rapport, before in the same year being admitted to the University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna in the class of Prof. Alois Posch.

In 2018, Carlos Aguilar Vargas received the ‘Jorge Peña Hen Prize’ in Chile, the highest distinction awarded to musicians from Chilean youth orchestras. He made his debut as a soloist in the Vienna Musikverein in 2019. Vargas also participated in the ‘Young Masters Program’ and performed with the Webern Symphony Orchestra of the University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna. He has also taken part in master classes with Ödön Rácz, Ismael Torres, Oleksandr Gunchenko, Malcolm Struthers, Alejandra Santa Cruz and others.

Carlos Aguilar Vargas has been invited to perform at various festivals with diverse ensembles and orchestras in South America, New Zealand and Europe. He has also played with youth orchestras in Chile, Ecuador, New Zealand and Austria.