Carlos Armao, Centre Director (Miramichi)

Born in Venezuela, Carlos started his musical path in a Nucleo called La Rinconada, part of the large group of El Sistema Centers that serve the city of Caracas, where he grew up playing in an orchestra and singing in a choir.

Carlos is a former member of the violin section of the Caracas Symphony Youth Orchestra of Venezuela, the National Youth Orchestra of Venezuela, and the National Academy Orchestra of Canada and has played under the baton of internationally acclaimed Maestros including Gustavo Dudamel, Giuseppe Sinopoli, Claudio Abbado, Placido Domingo, Nikolaj Znaider, Dietrich Paredes and Boris Brott, among others.

With the Caracas Symphony Youth Orchestra, he has participated in tours in the most important theatres in Russia, Vienna, Prague, Portugal and Norway as well as some of the most important music festivals in the world including the Beethoven Fest in Bonn, the Ravello Festival and the Bergen International Music Festival. 

Carlos graduated from McGill University in 2014 with a Bachelor’s in Musical Arts in violin performance under the tutelage of Prof. Mark Fewer, one of the best Canadian violinists and pedagogues.

In September 2015, he joined the Sistema New Brunswick and NBYO family, serving as a Teaching Artist and Centre Director for the Sistema NB Centre in Miramichi, where he enjoys spending his days teaching, performing, and enjoying the river.