Luis Arturo Celis Avila

Instrument: double bass

Education: Conservatorio de Musica "José Luis Paz," BM Dual Degree in Bass Performance and Jazz Composition at Berklee College of Music and one year of MM at the University of Cincinnati-College Conservatory of Music 

Hometown: Maracaibo, Venezuela

Neighborhood: Clifton, Cincinnati, Ohio

Joined the CSO in 2022

Family: A father who's a music teacher, a brother who's a cellist, and a mother that likes to sing!

What is on your playlist? Alain Perez, Bruno Mars, Havana D'Primera, Alexis Cardenas, Wynton Marsalis, John Patitucci, Yo-Yo Ma, the list goes on but I love a great mix!

How can the Orchestra make the world a better place? Orchestras are one of the most compelling vehicles in the arts that convey powerful and important messages to an audience. They promote critical thinking, demand openness of heart, expand your emotions, and encourage you to share and celebrate moments and ideas together. Orchestras can also be a model for society and how we interact with one another.