Troy King - the Artist

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Troy KingWith a reputation as an inspired, technically refined performer, Troy King is recognized as a guitarist who brings an intense, passionate commitment to his art, and who is able to emotionally connect with audiences.

Troy King holds a Bachelor of Music Degree from the Cleveland Institute of Music as a scholarship student of John Holmquist, and a Master's Degree from the University of Denver, where he was the teaching assistant to Ricardo Iznaola. Additional Instruction includes private study in England with composer/guitarist Gilbert Biberian, and a long list of masterclasses with many of today's most notable guitarists. Troy currently lives in Baltimore, Maryland, and is a member of the music faculties at Towson University and Mount St. Mary's College.

Troy King has performed concerts across the United States and Europe. He has been heard on the BBC and National Public Radio, both in the United States and in Spain. His varied programs include beloved guitar masterworks as well as important and exciting contemporary offerings, such as Ricardo Iznaola's "Three Little Tales", world premiered by King in 1997. Troy has been a soloist with orchestras such as the Centennial Philharmonic and the Colorado Springs Symphony Orchestra and has worked with conductors such as Christopher Wilkins, Stephen Smith, and Paige Vickery. He has performed in chamber music recitals with the San Luis String Quartet and with musicians from the Colorado and Baltimore Symphony Orchestras. Notable festival appearances have included guest artist recitals at the Charlton Kings International Guitar Festival (England), the Portland Guitar Festival (Oregon), and at the Summer Guitar Workshop (New Mexico). Recent performances have taken Troy to concert stages in Colorado, New York City, New Mexico, Hawaii (Hawaii Public Radio), Oregon, Mexico City (Mexico), Wyoming, Arizona, Ohio, Connecticut, Washington D.C., Maryland, and Virginia, to name but a few.

After giving what Soundboard Magazine described as "... a fiery performance," Troy won First Prize at the Portland Guitar Festival International Guitar Competition. Other accomplishments include winning First Prize at the Lamont Chamber Music Competition and being selected as a Finalist in the Manuel Ponce International Guitar Competition in Mexico City.

 


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