Oscar resides in the US, has one relative left, two chihuahuas, more effects than he can remember, twice as many acquaintances, a handful of good friends, 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 Miami, Spain and El Salvador, where he received accelerated education.
Nothing was known of ADHD --at least to his parents, whom, to keep him away from the internals of engines and electronic devices, enrolled him in conventional schooling, and 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 his accounts --Mangore's only live-in student. Oscar performed and taught classical technique until the accidental fracture of his left pinky when he was 15 y/o.
Rediscovered while working as executive in industry, with no command of English, C++ nor formal training in Pure Mathematics, Oscar was recruited and conditionally admitted to the PhD in Math and Comp Sci at the University of Denver. One year later, he was teaching C++ --in English.
Discouraged by the trend of the self and the swipe-left culture in industry (gone the days of art and teamwork in problem solving, as per Paul Erdös), Oscar reduced his software business to a small consulting practice. His friend Megan had started bringing him to revive his guitar of old 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'.