Robert Anthony Aviles "Insight"
Robert Anthony Aviles has broken the musical mold by creating custom
instruments to bridge the gap between his vision and a violin that
can produce tones as rich and deep as a cello.
This master of custom-crafted violins has traveled the globe, wowing
sell-out crowds with his unique compositions and never-heard-before
in a blue moon you get lucky and just by fate, are exposed to the
works of a genius. Robert Anthony Aviles holds such a title as a
visionary who heard a sound first in his head, then explored what it
would take to turn a dream into a reality. Working with a
manufacturer, he created a six-string violin, and recently broke new
ground with a seven-string version. (Traditional violins use only
heard him play at a private party for a political campaign and
couldn't believe my good fortune. "What is someone of this caliber
doing in manufacturing building, holding a concert for a small group of 150 people?" I asked myself. As his violin's deep sounds
cut boldly through the cold air to fill the wide-open spaces of a
darkened hangar, the clarity of the melodic notes filled the night,
leaving an impression that inspires me now.
learned that Robert Anthony Aviles isn't just a nice guy who uses
his talents to raise money for friends, or for medical care for the
poor; and he isn't just a loving son who wrote a song about his
mother. The modest man who's performed to sell-out audiences of
60,000 is actually quite handsome with a sizzling Latin look that
women can't help but notice. His trim physique, beautiful black
hair, designer shirts & slacks, and award-winning
grin to match his shiny violin, are part and parcel of what makes
him so appealing. Sharing something that Yanni and Barry Manilow
both enjoy, Aviles is not only a talent in his own right
his good looks have helped catapult him to stardom.
a selection of tunes that range from jazz to blues, rock to new age,
it's hard to pin down exactly what Aviles is about because he does
so much in just a single concert. Inspired by classical composers
and rock, Aviles' play list often surveys a wide range of musical
themes and genre. "What is that song?" you ask under your breath as
his band performs medleys ranging from Led Zeppelin's Houses of
the Holy to tunes from Jean Luc Ponty. Skillfully tying
seemingly unrelated tunes and themes to each other, he melds
classical, jazz and pop into a delicious soup filled with an amazing
array of ingredients.
Backed up by a power house of musical talent on keyboards, bass
guitar, drums and percussion, most shows feature solo performances
to highlight the skills of band members who have toured and played
with a variety of renown musicians.
his concert often includes a full set of popular, recognizable
tunes, Aviles loves to inject spiritual blends into the mix with at
least a song or two. Known for his ability to resonate with an
audience, his compositions have been tested in a medical environment
and the results suggest that the harmonics he's created offer
special benefits to certain types of hospital patients.
of the musician's goals is to offer inspiration and a positive
influence to audiences that greet him in Europe, Canada, Japan, the
U.S. and elsewhere. Lacking flamboyance, Aviles' presentation is
straight-forward, without the hoopla and hair-flicking Yanni uses
for emphasis. What's memorable about the performance is the
sound. The music is rich, powerful and offers wide appeal to all
ages. If you have an chance to see him perform, you'll be mesmerized
by Robert Anthony Aviles and his magical violin. ramusic.com