Oscar Garcia Montoya
Originally from San Ramon, Costa Rica, Oscar Garcia-Montoya joined the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra as a full time musician in 2008. Oscar holds Music Performance degrees from Baylor University, where he obtained his Bachelor's and Rice University where he attained a Master's Degree. Mr. Garcia-Montoya continued his musical journey and high caliber training at the New World Symphony Orchestra Academy under Artistic Director Michael Tilson Thomas.
Garcia-Montoya has had a plethora of performance opportunities; as guest Principal Trumpet with the Charleston Symphony Orchestra, Palm Beach Opera Orchestra and the New Hampshire Music Festival Orchestra. In addition to his work with the Dallas Chamber Symphony, Oscar has performed at various Summer Music Festivals, including the Tanglewood Music Center, Spoleto Music Festival, National Orchestral Institute, Cantieri Internazionale di Musica in Italy, American Wind Symphony Orchestra, and Youth Orchestra of the Americas (FOSJA) in Puerto Rico.
As a Soloist, Oscar has been featured with the Dallas Chamber Symphony, New World Symphony Orchestra and Costa Rica Youth Orchestra. He has won first place at the National Trumpet Competition USA, 2006 (ensemble category) and the "Medalla de Oro" (Gold Medal) 1996, Soloist Competition in San José, Costa Rica. In addition to his orchestral work, Oscar is an avid chamber and small ensemble musician in the Dallas/Fort Worth Area with his Brass Quintet.
Oscar's trumpet teachers and mentors have included Armando Ghitalla, James Wilt, Michael Sachs and Marie Speziale. Oscar is an avid soccer fan, and also enjoys playing indoor league amateur soccer.