Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Oscar Pineiro Plays Violin for Kiwanis

Greenfield Kiwanians were privileged to hear Oscar Pinerio, a rare and talented violinist.  Oscar was born in April, 1996 in Spain.  He began playing the violin at age 6.  At age 8 he was chosen to attend the Academy for Gifted Children in Bonn, Germany.  At age 9, he became youngest “Jungstudent” ever accepted into The Cologne University of Music in Germany.  

In 2006, 2007, and 2008 Oscar received the Juventides Musical Scholarship, sponsored by Queen Sophia of Spain.  In 2007 Oscar received the Royal Academy Scholarship in London, England. At age twelve, Oscar came to study at the Jacob’s School of Music at Indiana University.  He then attended Julliard School of Music in New York.  Oscar continues to study in Chicago under the direction of Russian viloinst Ilya Kaler.

Oscar appeared on numerous television and radio programs in Germany and Spain.  In 2006 he won the Teresa Raval Foundation competition in Madrid.  In 2007 he placed second overall on Spain’s version of America’s Got talent.  In 2008 he was awarded a Klotz violin by Germany’s Musikleben Foundation.  In 2010 he received a scholarship to attend the Brevard Music Festival.  He also received a scholarship to attend the Jascha Heifetz Symposium.  In 2011 he performed at the Aspen Music Festival and had his solo debut with the Columbus Symphony.  He is currently considering attending DePaul University in Chicago.

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