Richard Provost
Professor Emeritus
- guitar faculty 
- Founder and former 
  program chair
Founder and former chair of the guitar department at the Hartt School, University of Hartford Mr. Provost is currently Professor Emeritus at the school and is regarded as one of the Country’s leading guitar pedagogues. His students have won or been finalist in major guitar competitions including the GFA, MTNA, ASTA, and Alirio Diaz Competition.

His early studies were with Alexander Bellow of New York City and Oscar Ghiglia. In addition, he was selected to perform in the last of Andres Segovia’s summer master classes in Santiago de Compostella, Spain, as well as master classes given by Julian Bream, Oscar Ghiglia, and Rey de la Torre.

Mr. Provost made is solo debut at London’s Wigmore Hall in 1972. He has performed throughout the United States, Great Britain, and Germany. In addition, he has conducted numerous master classes and workshops as well as authoring three books on guitar technique (Professional Guitar Publications) along with The Art and Technique of Practice and The Art and Technique of Performance. (GSP Publications) In 1988 he became a member of the Goldspiel/Provost Duo, where he continued to perform and record with his partner, Alan Goldspiel until 2010. Mr. Provost records for GPD and Brioso Records. 
As a soloist he has performed throughout the United States, British Isle, Germany and at numerous festivals and workshops most notably the GFA and National Guitar Workshop.

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