Originally from California, Avery has appeared in concert in Avery Fisher Hall, The Kennedy Center, Alice Tully Hall, MOMA, Carnegie Hall and has performed solo in Poland, Italy and France. Avery has been a featured performer on Sesame Street's Word on the Street with conductor Alan Gilbert. He was also recently selected to perform in concert with Itzhak Perlman at the 2012 Perlman Music Program Chamber Music Workshop.
Avery has received grants from both Oberlin Conservatory and The Juilliard School to pursue social outreach and cultural diplomacy projects in Europe and North America. Teaming up with violist Fitz Gary, Avery also founded Music Feeds Us, a concert series designed to promote hunger relief and awareness.
In May 2010, Avery represented Oberlin Conservatory at The Kennedy Center, performing the solo works of Elliott Carter as a part of the Conservatory Spotlight Project. He was also recently selected by The Cleveland Orchestra as an Artist-in-Residence Fellow during cellist Alisa Weilerstein's residency. Avery participated in the 2008 and 2009 New York String Seminar Program at Carnegie Hall with Maestro Jaime Laredo. A proponent of contemporary music, Avery has collaborated with many composers, including George Crumb and Charles Wuorinen, and has been featured on the Summergarden New Music Series at MoMA. A great lover of chamber music, he has studied chamber music with members of the Cleveland, Guarneri, Juilliard and Takacs String Quartets.
Avery completed his undergraduate studies at Oberlin Conservatory in 2010 and received a Masters degree from The Juilliard School in 2012.