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Oscar Fernandez

July 16, 1935 ~ July 23, 2020 (age 85)

Obituary

Beloved Father, Violinist, Writer, Artist Oscar Fernandez was born on July 16, 1935 in Montevideo, Uruguay and passed away on July 23, 2020.

He was a musical child prodigy making his violin concert debut at the age of 11 and gaining the praise and support from the highly esteemed composer musician Eduardo Fabini leading to many radio and concert appearances.

In addition to being a member of his country's National Symphony Orchestra at the age of 17, First Violinist of The National Symphony Orchestra of Mexico,  and a position of Co Concert Master with the Xalapa Symphony Orchestra, he was also a long time member and First Violinist of The renowned Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra.

His solo career would be highlighted by Tv appearances in Frankfurt Germany, radio and concert solo performances in Latin America and Dominican Republic, as well as solo concert performances in Mexico where his artistry would be championed by violin virtuoso Elias Breeskin as well as gaining the respect, admiration, and friendship of renowned violinist Henryk Szeryng.

Rounding out his career, Oscar enjoyed teaching/lecturing at the Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music, teaching/conducting duties at Eastern Michigan University as well as a career as an esteemed writer where many of his short stories, poems, and commentaries were published in Latin America, Dominican Republic, and the U.S.A..

Outside of Oscar's artistic world, he had a passion for soccer and would play many times after rehearsing with the orchestra and developed the nickname "The Phantom" as he would come out of nowhere unexpectedly to score a goal. This would even lead to an offer to join his countrys soccer team, Club Nacional de Football.

In the end, he chose art over the game and the world was so enriched as a result of his choice but i was the Luckiest of all because i got to have the most loving father a boy could have ever had.

R.I.P. Dear Loved One.

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