Daniel Oman …was born In Austria in 1974 and studied Classical Guitar and Jazz at the Anton Bruckner University Linz. 1998 he won 1st prize at the international fingerstyle competition of the Open Strings Guitar Festival in Osnabrück / Germany. 1999 followed a full solo performance at the same festival with his own compositions and reviews in German trade magazines Akustik Gitarre as well as Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung. 2000 release of the first solo CD „Constant Changing“ at the label MICA Austria. The years after Oman started an intense study of historical plucked instruments with Baroque Guitar, Archlute and Colascione (17th century Italian Basslute) followed by concerts and international tours with Ensembles Austrian Baroque Company and Ars Antiqua Austria throughout Europe and the middle east as a sideman and soloist with appearances at Early Music Festival Azzores, Bozar Music Brüssel, International Music Festival Istanbul, Festival Les Bernadin Paris, Vienna Guitar Festival, Enescu Festival Bukarest, Jerusalem Music Festival, int. Music Festival Muscat, Salzburger Festspiele etc.
More than 40 CD-Productions as an ensemble musician for Sony BMG, Harmonia Mundi, Arcana and Outthere Music as well as radio broadcast and TV performances for WDR, NDR-Das Alte Werk, ORF, Television Kosovo und Bukarest National TV. In the field for contemporary music Oman played premiere performances of Austrian Composers Gerald Resch, Rudolf Jungwirth and A.F. Kropfreiter for ORF radio broadcast. 2008 composition of a soundtrack for a Russian silent movie for electric guitar and medieval organ, wich premiered at the Espazzos Sonoros Festival in Spain.
In recent years Oman formed a duo project with his wife Mojca Kosi, a jazz pianist and singer and formed a crossover quintet with Austrian Jazz Saxophone player Klaus Dickbauer called Austrian Art Gang, performing an improvised version of Bachs late works Kunst der Fuge and Musikalisches Opfer, both projects documented as CD productions with Gramola Vienna. Daniel Oman is teaching guitar at Musikschule Linz since 1995 and composes for guitar where he lets his different musical influences work in the music as well as reflecting observations from all day life.