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March 24, 2005

UMBC Department of Music Presents Guitarist Troy King in Concert

Contact: Tom Moore

Troy KingThe UMBC Department of Music presents guitarist Troy King in concert on Sunday, April 3rd at 3 pm in the Fine Arts Recital Hall. His program will feature works by Augustin Barrios, Sylvius Leopold Weiss, Manuel Ponce, Jorge Morel, and Radames Gnattali.

With 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. He 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.

King has performed concerts across the United States and Europe. He has been heard on the BBC and National Public Radio. His varied programs include beloved guitar masterworks as well as important and exciting contemporary offerings, such as Ricardo Iznaola’s Three Little Tales, which he premiered in 1997. 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). After giving what Soundboard Magazine described as “a fiery performance,” King 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.

Admission to the concert is $7 general, $3 for senior citizens, free for all students, and free with a UMBC ID. Tickets are available online through MissionTix at or by calling 410-752-8950. Any remaining tickets will be available at the door (cash or check only). Admission to the masterclass is free.

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Posted by tmoore at March 24, 2005 2:23 PM