Award 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 Connecticut Guitar Society and the New England Guitar Society. Francesco 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.
In 2015 Francesco presented, Nikita Koshkin: Three Compositional Styles for Flute and GuitarThat 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.
Francesco 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 Francesco 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 Francesco performed with the Temple University Opera in the award winning production of Verdi’s Falstaff and was a prizewinner in the Philadelphia Classical Guitar Society Guitar Competition.
Francesco has performed in numerous masterclasses with some of the world’s leading guitarists including Manuel Barrueco, Jason Vieaux, Oscar Ghiglia, Scott Tennant, Antigoni Goni, Andrew York, Ana Vidovic and Elena Papandreou.
In addition to the concert stage, Francesco Barone has performed weddings, cocktail hours, private parties and business functions throughout Connecticut at towns and venues including The Hill-Sted Museum, The Old State House, Harkness State Park, Wickham Park, Elizabeth Park, Inn at Fox Hill Farm, Old Saybrook Inn, Simsbury Inn, The Fox Hill Inn, Rosedale Farm and Vineyard, The Society Room, St. Patrick's in Hartford, Apricots in Farmington, Flemmings Steakhouse in West Hartford, Besito Mexican Grille in West Hartford, 1877 Club, Granby, East Granby and East Hartland. Francesco can provide music encompassing everything from classical favorites to popular hits fit for any occasion and can perform as a soloist or in an ensemble.
Francesco is currently booking weddings and events throughout the entire state of Connecticut. He is available for weddings, cocktail hours, private parties and business functions. If you are looking for quality guitar music for your event, Francesco is the musician to hire.