Supported by Esperus Art Fund 2016 - 2018
Born in 1990 in San Cristobal (Venezuela), Joseph Avila began studying piano with Liliana Fleites. He went on to study at the Art University and at the Mozarteum Caracas Music School in the classes of Igor Lavrov and Carlos Urbaneja.
Joseph later moved to Vienna, Austria, where he studied with Stefan Vladar. Since 2016, he is student of Lilya Zilberstein at the University for Music and Performing Arts Vienna. He also works closely with Tamara Atschba since 2015.
His meetings with Dora Schwarzberg, Ferhan Önder, Virginie Robilliard, François Daudet, John o'Conor are special sources of inspiration. As a lieder accompanist, he has participated in masterclasses of Michael Pinkerton, Elly Ameling, Julius Drake, Helmut Deutsch, Robert Holl and Rudolf Jansen.
In 2007, he won the first prize at the Silvia Eisenstein Piano Competition and in 2012 he received the Cisneros Scholarship, followed by the Total Oil & Gas Venezuela E & P-Art Scholarship and the Franz Schubert Institut in Baden-bei-Wien Scholarship in 2015.
At the age of 13, he performed as a soloist with the Simon Bolivar Symphony Orchestra Tachira and later with the Max Steiner Orchester at the Wiener Konzerthaus. He worked at the Volkstheater Wien during the season 2015-2016 and has been invited for solo and chamber music concerts in Austria, France, USA, Belarus and Venezuela.
After following the Bachelor program for piano solo at the Vienna Music University, he concentrated himself on Lied accompaniment, still at the university. He is as well the co-founder of the Tocuyito Trio, dedicated to music inspired by traditional music of Venezuela.
LISZT - Les jeux d'eau de la Villa d'Este
RAVEL - Miroirs