Luis Arturo Celis Avila

2021 Round Top Music Festival

Double Bass
Brighton, MA
Berklee College of Music
Venezuelan bassist. Full tuition scholar at Berklee College of Music. Member of the Boston Philharmonic Youth Orchestra. Former Member of the Berklee Global Jazz Institute.

Celis has performed with multiple Grammy winning artist such as Jacob Collier, George Massenburg (Studio Recording), Aida Cuevas and Latin Grammy winner Miguel Siso. Celis has also performed for Lenin Moreno, president of Ecuador at Harvard and for Howard Shore (composer of Lord of the Rings) as the principal bassist of the Berklee Contemporary Symphony Orchestra at a concert in Symphony Hall.

PRIMARY INSTRUCTORS Susan Hagen (Boston) – Elvis Martinez and Felix Petit (Venezuela)
Additional Private Instruction Boston Symphony Orchestra members Edwin Barker (Principal), Todd Seeber,
Dennis Roy. Philadelphia Orchestra members Harold Robinson (Principal), Joseph Conyers (Assistant Principal). Felix Petit (Latin American Double Bass Academy, Venezuela). John Patitucci, Bruce Gertz,
John Lockwood, Lincoln Goines. Performed at masterclasses for Ron Carter, Ira Gold (National Symphony), Victor Wooten, Danilo Perez, Tia Fuller, Kenny Werner. Coached by Roberto Diaz (Curtis President), John Harbison, Benjamin Zande