Guitar Masterclass: Troy King

Join BSM guitar faculty and students for our yearly guitar masterclass! This year, our guest teacher will be Troy King, who teaches classical guitar and guitar ensemble at Towson University.

This class will take place in the Chapel at Second Presbyterian Church and is free and open to the public. Performers will be chosen by teacher recommendation from current students at Baltimore School of Music.

About the Guest Artist

Frequent tours have taken guitarist Troy King to major concert venues in London, New York City, Boston, Philadelphia, Mexico City, Honolulu, Denver, Derby (UK), San Diego, and Washington D.C., to name just a few. He has been heard on the BBC and frequently on National Public Radio in both the United States and Spain. Mr. King has also appeared at the Interlochen Arts Festival, The Charlton Kings International Guitar Festival (UK), the Portland Guitar Festival (OR), and the Bethlehem Guitar Festival. Troy King has released two solo guitar recordings (Centaur; Eroica), each containing World Premieres and receiving unanimous international critical acclaim: "A major international debut by any standard. A guitarist of the highest order" (Classical Guitar Magazine (UK). As a member of the "Arabesque Duo" with guitarist Kathrin Murray, he has released another recording on Centaur Records. Mr. King has won First Prizes at the Portland International Guitar Competition, the Lamont Chamber Music Competition and the Montpelier Recitalist Competition, and was a finalist at the IV Manuel Ponce International Guitar Competition in Mexico City. He holds degrees from the Cleveland Institute of Music and the Lamont School of Music/University of Denver, with additional private study in England. Mr. King teaches classical guitar at Towson University in Towson, Maryland.

Program


Etude in E Minor by Mauro Giuliani (1781 - 1829)

River Reichel
Guitar Student of Isaac Greene

Waltz by Bartolome Calatayud (1882 - 1973)

Thomas Lapp
Guitar Student of James Lowe

Menuet I & II by Robert de Visee (1659 - 1720)

Jacob Ritmiller
Guitar Student of James Lowe


Ancient Dreams by Norbert Kraft (b. 1950)

Amanda Benjamin
Guitar Student of James Lowe