Carlos Felipe Vina is a bassoonist based in Hollywood, Florida. As an educator, Dr. Vina serves as Adjunct Bassoon Professor at Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton as well as Florida International University, New World School of the Arts and Miami Dade College Kendall Campus in Miami.
Dr. Vina is an active performer in several professional orchestras around South Florida and the Gulf Coast. He has performed with orchestras including the Florida Grand Opera, Palm Beach Symphony, Naples Philharmonic, Symphony of the Americas, Miami City Ballet and South West Florida Symphony among others.
Born in Colombia, Dr. Vina 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 as well as a fellowship to attend the University of Miami, Frost School of Music as part of the Henry Mancini Institute.
Dr. Vina has been the recipient of numerous awards, prizes and scholarships, including appearing as a soloist with orchestras such as Orquesta Filarmonica del Valle and Orquesta Sinfonica E.A.F.I.T in Colombia and Lynn Philharmonia in Boca Raton, FL. He has performed as a prize winner on the Lunes de los Jovenes Interpretes from the Luis Angel Arango Library (Bogota, Colombia), winning the youth soloist competition with the Orquesta Filarmonica del Valle in Colombia, and also winning the Lynn University Concerto Competition.
Dr. Vina holds a Doctorate of Musical Arts in Bassoon Performance from the University of Miami, Frost School of Music, earned a Master’s of Music Performance from Lynn University and a Bachelor’s degree in Bassoon Performance from the Universidad Nacional de Colombia.