Dr. Paul Grove

Professional Experience

“Paul Grove plays with so much style, flare, and sparkle, it is just a delight.”  The Inlander

            His love of music has brought him before enthusiastic audiences throughout the United States, Canada, Russia, Brazil, and India.  Highlights of these performances include extensive tours of Washington State, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, California, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, and Virginia; concerts in Quebec, Ontario, and British Columbia (Canada); concerts in Moscow (Russia); concerts in Salvador Bahia (Brazil); concerts in Rajasthan, Bangalore, and Goa (India).  Symphony performances include solos with the Spokane Symphony, the Coeur d' Alene Symphony, the Gonzaga University Symphony, and several other regional northwest ensembles.

            Awards include national recognition as a recipient of a Jacob Javits research grant for his study of Russian music, in particular the music of Sergei Ivanovich Taneev; a Presser Scholarship for outstanding musical and scholastic work; the Graduate College Fellowship at the University of Arizona; as well as prizes and distinctions in several national and international classical guitar festivals and competitions including the Guitar Foundation of America Competition, the Stotsenberg International Guitar Competition, the Great Lakes Competition, and the Norman Sholin Memorial Competition.

            As a teacher, Paul has mentored students who have won prizes in competitions and scholarships in several venues including the Northwest Classical Guitar Competition, the Portland Guitar Competition, Washington State Solo and Ensemble Competition, the Northwest Musicfest Competition, the Victoria Conservatory Competition, the Christopher Parkening Competition in Bozeman, the Schaefer Competition (Arizona), the Wolfe Competition (Arizona); the Presser Scholarship, and scholarships at Eastman Conservatory, Peabody Conservatory, Arizona State University, University of Arizona, and others.

            When not performing, teaching or studying, Paul enjoys reading, and being outdoors in the Great Northwest. 

New videos posted by Dr. Paul Grove on YouTube:

Heitor Villa-Lobos (Prelude 1)

Copla & Fiesta (mvts. 2 and 3)

Omaggio for guitar & Tobleau for Debussy by Manuel de Falla

Live at the Linen Buil, Boise, ID

Britten Nocturnal