Bassoon: Carlos Felipe Vina

Carlos Felipe Viña is a bassoonist based in Winchester, Virginia. He is an active performer in
several professional orchestras in South Florida and the Gulf Coast, having performed with
Naples Philharmonic, Opera Naples, South Florida Symphony Orchestra, Florida Grand Opera,
and Palm Beach Symphony, among many others.
As an educator, Dr. Viña has served as Adjunct Professor of Bassoon at Florida Atlantic
University, Florida International University, Miami Dade College, and New World School of the
Arts (High School and College Division) in Miami, FL. He is a co-founder of the “Florida Bassoon
Bash,” a series of free masterclasses open to all bassoon students and band directors.
Dr. Viña’s students from the institutions above and from his private studio have gone on to study
music at The Julliard School, Berklee College of Music, San Francisco Conservatory, and
University of Denver, among others. His students have participated in NYO, NYO2, Florida AllState Ensembles, Philadelphia International Music Festival, and the Miami Beach Music Festival.
He is a member of “Madera Viva,” a bassoon and percussion duo with Dr. Karli Viña that explores
a variety of repertoire from different time periods, genres, and styles, including many
adaptations and arrangements created by the duo.
Born in Colombia, he began his musical studies at the Conservatorio de Musica del Tolima in
Ibague, his home town. After graduating from the Conservatory of the National University in
Colombia, he was awarded a full scholarship to attend Lynn University and later a fellowship to
attend the University of Miami Frost School of Music as part of the Henry Mancini Institute.
Dr. Viña has been the recipient of numerous awards, prizes, and scholarships, including
appearing as a soloist with Orquesta Filarmonica del Valle, Orquesta Sinfonica E.A.F.I.T, and Lynn
Philharmonia. He has performed a solo recital as a prize winner on the Lunes de los Jovenes
Interpretes from the Luis Angel Arango Library (Bogota, Colombia), and as a concerto soloist as a
winner of the youth soloist competition with the Orquesta Filarmonica del Valle (Colombia) and
the Lynn University Concerto Competition.
Dr. Viña holds a Doctorate of Musical Arts in Bassoon Performance from the University of Miami
Frost School of Music, a Master’s of Music Performance from Lynn University and a Bachelor’s
degree in Bassoon Performance from the Universidad Nacional de Colombia.