With a reputation as an inspired, technically refined performer, guitarist Troy King is widely recognized as an artist who brings an intense, passionate commitment to his art, and who is able to emotionally connect with audiences. As printed in The Independent (USA), he projects “A powerful presence both musically and on stage”.
Troy King regularly performs concerts throughout the United States, Europe, and Latin America. He has been heard on the BBC and frequently on National Public Radio in both the United States and Spain. Notable festival appearances have included guest artist recitals at the Interlochen Arts Festival (Michigan), the Charlton Kings International Guitar Festival (England), the Portland Guitar Festival (Oregon), and multiple appearances as guest artist/teacher/lecturer at the Summer Guitar Workshop (New Mexico).
Troy King has two commercially released recordings: "Musique de Salon: Classical Guitar Music for a New Belle Epoque” (released in 2000 on the IGW label), and “Musica del Arte: Masterworks for Guitar by Latin Composers” (released in 2005 on Centaur Records). Troy won First Prize at the Fifth Portland Guitar Festival International Guitar Competition, the Lamont Chamber Music Competition, the Montpelier Recitalist Competition, and was a Finalist in the IV Manuel Ponce International Guitar Competition in Mexico City.
Troy King holds performance degrees from the Cleveland Institute of Music, where he studied with John Holmquist, and from the University of Denver, where he was the teaching assistant to Ricardo Iznaola. He lives in Baltimore, Maryland, where he teaches classical guitar at Towson University.