Award winning guitarist Francesco Barone has performed throughout the United States as a soloist and chamber musician. He has been presented at guitar festivals and societies in New England. He also performs nationally through the classical music startup Groupmuse. Francesco was featured on a La Bella Strings sponsored concert, was a prizewinner in the Philadelphia Classical Guitar Society Guitar Competition and has had performances broadcasted on NPR. He received a DMA and MM from The Hartt School, University of Hartford where he studied with Professor Emeritus of Guitar Richard Provost and holds a BM from Temple University.