Oscar resides in the US, has one relative left, two chihuahuas, more effects than he can remember, thrice as many acquaintances, one formidable booking agent, and a textbook case of ADHD.

He was born in El Salvador to Iberian and Jewish Palestinian immigrant families that fled WWII, and spent his formative years in Latin America, Spain, and Miami, FL, where he received accelerated education.

Nothing was known of ADHD to his parents, whom, to keep him away from internals of engines and electronic devices, enrolled him in Classical Guitar study under Jose Candido Morales at Academia Mangoreana.

    Oscar became Jose Candido's "piernas de cigarillo" protégé, and a regular on Mangore's life discovery through Candido's accounts -Mangore's only live-in student. Oscar performed and taught until the accidental fracture of his left pinky at age 15.

    Rediscovered while working in industry, with no command of English, Oscar was recruited and conditionally admitted to the PhD in Math and Comp Sci at the University of Denver. Discouraged by the trend of the self and the swipe-left culture (missed being the days of art and teamwork in problem solving by Paul Erdös), Oscar reduced his small business to a solo consulting practice; his friend Megan had started bringing him to dust off his guitar at her restaurant bar in CO.

     

    Oscar's style is a fusion of Classical and Nuevo Flamenco techniques. He composes original Nuevo Flamenco pieces and produces polyphonic arrangements of commercial hits for one and two guitars, which he delivers solo (live multi-tracking act, with the aid of loopers), and in duo with his friend, virtuoso Jose Valle Fajardo 'Chuscales'.