Originally from West Hartford, Connecticut, Gioia Gedicks is a violinist currently pursuing a Masters of Music degree in violin performance and studying privately with Guillermo Figueroa. Known for her vibrant performance style and engaging musicality, Gioia Gedicks is a classically trained violinist with a myriad of experiences and interests, including solo performing, chamber music, orchestra, musical theater (pit and on stage), dance pits, both free and stylistic improvisation, bands (rock, pop, country, and jazz), contemporary music, film orchestra, and teaching. Gedicks has won the Boston Conservatory at Berklee Concerto Competition (Boston Conservatory Orchestra, Boston, MA), the Lee Strebel Memorial Competition (Cayuga Chamber Orchestra, Ithaca, NY), the Rhodes Competition (Springfield Symphony Orchestra, Springfield, MA) and was named alternate to the national Finals of the Music Teachers National Association Competition (MTNA). She is a member of the award-winning Kourdisma Quartet, which had their New York Debut in May 2022. She has performed as a soloist with the Boston Conservatory’s Hemenway Strings and Conductor’s Orchestra, as well as served as concertmistress with the Lynn Philharmonia, Boston Conservatory Orchestra, and the Berklee Performance Orchestra. Gedicks has performed and coached as an Artist in Residence for pianoSonoma, a music festival directed by Michael and Jessica Shinn, and as an Emerging Artist with the chamber festival Music from Salem directed by Lila Brown. She is recipient of the John Jorgensen Memorial Award, the Hartt Community Division Director’s Award, and the Abraham M. Huang Memorial Senior Award. Gedicks has performed across the United States and throughout the world, including Germany, Spain, and Canada. Additionally, she is a featured soloist on a Cannes International Film Festival Official Selection, as well as featured on several albums released by singer/songwriter Charles Paul. Gedicks received her Bachelor of Music from Boston Conservatory at Berklee studying with Katie Lansdale, and is currently pursuing her Master of Music degree at Lynn Conservatory with Guillermo Figueroa.