OSCAR DEL BARRIOS
Guitar in hand at age 4, the instrument bigger than himself, Oscar received musical formation at Academia Mangoreana as protégé of Jose Candido Morales, gatekeeper Master disciple of Agustin Barrios. At age 11, Oscar became Jose Candido's first non-adult instructor Master descendant of The Twelve Mangoreans.
After successful early years, a fracture (left 5th digit, pinky) forced him to relinquish the guitar; Oscar studied Engineering, then Mathematics and Computer Science in the US, where he had landed guitarless --and clueless of culture and language.
He got a new guitar in 2013, and has been since actively performing, composing, and instructing.
15+ years, 150+ lbs and 3' later, the instrument remains bigger than, he himself clueless of... though he managed to learn English --albeit sounding like Puss in Boots. That one. From Shrek.