“Outstanding”, “amazing musicians”, “thrilling”, and “charismatic” are the accolades the press has offered to describe the Goldspiel/Provost Classical Guitar Duo. The Duo’s concerts of original and transcribed works for two guitars - reaching back to the Baroque and pointing to the future with dramatic cutting-edge works by modern composers - have earned bravos from audiences across America. The current recital program, “Latin Magic”, features fiery Argentinean Tangos and Jazz-influenced contemporary compositions, along with fascinating transcriptions of Spain’s turn-of-the-century piano masterworks set for two guitars.
Alan Goldspiel and Richard Provost, already renowned as performers and educators, first joined forces in 1988 with the goal of promoting exciting new music for the guitar duo format. They have given the world premieres of Charles Griffin: "From the Faraway Nearby", at Carnegie Hall's Weill Recital Hall, and Edward Diemente: "The Spanish Steps", a concerto for two guitars and orchestra. In addition, they have premiered works by Michael Karmon, Thomas Schuttenhelm, and David Macbride.
As performing/touring artists for the Louisiana State Division of the Arts, New England Foundation for the Arts, and the Connecticut Commission on the Arts, the Duo has performed extensively for school children, conducted master classes for serious students of the guitar, and lectured on music.
Four CD’s released by the Goldspiel/Provost Classical Guitar Duo have garnered praise from Fanfare Magazine, American Record Guide, Soundboard, and Classical Guitar Magazine. In addition, their recordings are frequently heard on NPR stations throughout the country. Their fifth CD, "Latin Magic", has just been released by GPD Records
Alan Goldspiel Professor of Music and Chair of the Music Department at Montavella University. Richard Provost is Professor of Classical Guitar at the Hartt School, University of Hartford.