Francesco Barone, Traditional Guitar
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Francesco Barone

Traditional Guitar

Francesco Barone, Traditional GuitarAward winning guitarist Francesco Barone has performed throughout the Northeast United States and in Italy as a soloist and chamber musician. He has been presented at guitar festivals and societies including The Hartt School Guitar Festival, the CT Guitar Society, and the New England Guitar Society. Barone was also included on a La Bella Strings–sponsored concert in 2011 in which he was a featured artist. His performances have been broadcasted on National Public Radio.

Barone recently presented Nikita Koshkin: Three Compositional Styles for Flute and Guitar That are Unique Yet All Intrinsically Russian, a lecture recital that explored the varied styles of Koshkin’s chamber music. The presentation is being expanded into a treatise, which will be the first to discuss the composer’s prolific collection of chamber music in detail.

Barone received a Master of Music from and is a current DMA candidate at The Hartt School, where he studies under Professor Emeritus of Guitar Richard Provost. At Hartt, Barone was awarded the Graduate Teaching Fellowship in Guitar and performed with the prestigious 20/20 chamber ensemble. In addition, he holds a Bachelor of Music from Temple University in Guitar Performance, where he studied with guitarist/composer Allen Krantz. While at Temple, Barone performed with the Temple University Opera in the award winning production of Verdi’sFalstaff and was a prizewinner in the Philadelphia Classical Guitar Society Guitar Competition.

Barone has performed in numerous master classes with some of the world’s leading guitarists including Manuel Barrueco, Jason Vieaux, Oscar Ghiglia, Scott Tennant, Antigoni Goni, Ana Vidovic, and Elena Papandreou. 

As a dedicated teacher, has taught at Columbia University, The Hartt School, and Capital Community College. He currently serves on the faculty of The University of Hartford's The Hartt School Community Division.

Barone plays a 2011 Alan Chapman guitar.

Teaching Philosophy

I strive to foster excellence in my students through the development of technique, musicianship, and performance skills by a methodology informed by traditional and Suzuki pedagogy.