Robert Ward holds degrees in guitar performance from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, BM, and the University of California San Diego, MA. He has studied with Angel, Pepe and Celin Romero, Michael Lorimer, Lee Ryan, and George Sakellariou. He has also participated in master classes with Pepe Romero, Abel Carlevaro, Jose Tomas, Jordi Savall, and Jurgen Huebscher.
Mr. Ward has performed extensively throughout the New England area, Texas, California and Hawaii. In Paris, he premiered three works written for him at the famed Theatre de Renalgh. At the 4th International Guitar Congress in Corfu, Greece he was a featured performer and teacher. In San Diego, Mr. Ward was active with both the La Jolla Playhouse and the San Diego Public Theater, as well as participating in rare performances of El Cimmaron by Hans Werner Henze. In Boston, he produced and performed in a concert event memoriam tribute to Andres Segovia shortly after the Maestro’s passing in 1988.
Mr. Ward has been a soloist with the New England Philharmonic, the Belmont Symphony Orchestra, the Northeastern Symphony, the Bridgewater Sinfonia, the Mozart Society Orchestra at Harvard and the Newton Symphony Orchestra. He has been a featured artist on radio shows Morning Pro Musica, Classics in the Morning, Off the Record and Chamberworks and has recorded for Centaur Records.
Recent performances include a series of concerts with Music at Eden’s Edge, Guitar Foundation of America Inernational Festival, the EOS ensemble, the Enchanted Circle; National Association of Composers at Jordan Hall and the premieres of Underwater (dedicated to Mr. Ward) by Andy Vores and The Jaguar and the Moon for soprano and guitar by Peter Child.
He served for two years as the Artistic Director of the Boston Classical Guitar Society and remains active with the society as both a performer and an honorary board member. Robert Ward is currently a faculty member at Northeastern University, The Brookline Music School and The New School of Music.