Omar Lopez
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Mar
19
Omar Lopez @ Benefit at Las Casitas

Austin, Texas, USA

Austin, Texas, USA

Mar
11
Omar Lopez @ Hope Presbyterian Church

Austin, Texas, USA

Austin, Texas, USA

Mar
04
Omar Lopez @ Copa (southeast corner of 3rd and Congress)

Austin, Texas, USA

Austin, Texas, USA

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Discography

"FOREVER RED" (released February 2005) - full-length studio album available on ITunes and CD Baby.
Dawn
Love Someone
Exodus
Testimonial Ocean Part I
Testimonial Ocean Part II
Forever Red
Reasons for Living
Fallen
Resurrection
Neverending Story

"EXPERIENCE" (June 2007 - re-issued with revised track listing in May 2008) - full-length live and studio album available on ITunes and CD Baby.
Full Circle
Tiger Eyes
Dawn
Canon
Love Someone
Heart of the Moon
Exodus
Testimonial Ocean
Fireflight
Fallen / Resurrection
Ave Maria / Amazing Grace
Forever Red

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Omar Lopez, better known as "the guy with the red violin", is an award-winning violinist, singer, arranger, and composer who is recognized as one of the Top Ten String Players in Austin, Texas.

Omar is a native of the Live Music Capital of the world, and while he was the featured violinist for the internationally-renowned Dreamsound Orchestra World tour from 1998 to 2001, his local recognition stems from his appearances with established Austin groups such as Latin-jazz and salsa sensation The Brew, Austin Music Award-winning electronic-pop artist Matson Belle, and gospel singer-songwriter Mary K. Shanahan's Child of the Chain.

Classically-trained, yet uniquely innovative, Omar has combined the elements of jazz, rock, Latin, world music, pop, R&B, and electronica to create his own inspired style. This versatility is mirrored by the members of his own live band.

His first two self-produced albums - "FOREVER RED" and "EXPERIENCE" - have garnered critical acclaim in the classical crossover, contemporary instrumental, and new age music communities. His original compositions range from powerful rock anthems and melody-driven dance tracks to gospel-inspired, hearty vocal ballads and world-flavored orchestral opuses. Woven through each songl is a message of strength and survival against all odds.

David Lynch of THE AUSTIN CHRONICLE says: "The classical training of Austin's worldly violinist Omar Lopez shows in his fiery technique, sweet tone, and this debut set list. Approaching his third decade, Lopez's themes - transition, impermanence, transformation - find him engaged in deeper issues than the typical concerns of his cohorts. In the end, Lopez should be proud, since he demonstrates a manifest talent taking hold."