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Oscar Martinez

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Oscar Martinez is a violinist and teacher in the Los Angeles Area. He has played with groups such as American Youth Symphony, Young Artist Symphony Orchestra, YMF Debut Orchestra, Los Angeles Youth Orchestra, The Corona Symphony and the CSUN Symphony. He has performed in Venues like Walt Disney Concert Hall, Royce Hall, Schoenberg Hall, The Ford Theatre, Valley Performing Arts Center, and recorded in The Barbra Streisand Scoring Stage at Sony Pictures under the batons of Alexander Treger, Roger Kalia, Bruce Broughton and Carlos Izcaray.

 

As a teacher, Oscar maintains a private violin studio with students of all ages. In the summer of 2018, Oscar started DOWNBEAT! A Music Enrichment Club. This program offers after-school music classes in various orchestral and band instruments to elementary aged children across Los Angeles County and San Diego County. The goal of DOWNBEAT! is to introduce children to musical instruments in a fun, stress-free environment.

 

Oscar received his Bachelor's of Music, with an emphasis on Violin Performance, from California State University, Northridge and his Master's in Music from the Bob Cole Conservatory of Music (CSULB). 

When Oscar is not playing professionally or teaching, you can find him at a local dog show, or across the country with his award winning Standard Longhair Dachshund, River, and lovable Yorkie, Charlie.