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. Gioia began her studies as a Suzuki student at the Hartt Community Division (HCD), studying with Cynthia Knotts and Teri Einfeldt. Gioia 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 has performed as a soloist with the Boston Conservatory’s Hemenway Strings and Conductor’s Orchestra, as well as serving as concertmistress with the Boston Conservatory Orchestra and the Berklee Performance Orchestra. Gioia has served and performed as an Artist in Residence for pianoSonoma, a music festival founded and directed by Michael Shinn and Jessica Chow Shinn, has performed 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. Gioia has performed in renowned concert halls across the United States and throughout the world, including in Germany, Spain, and Canada. She has played for various orchestras and pit orchestras in the greater Hartford area, and frequently plays for services such as weddings, funerals, masses, and other community events. Additionally, she is a featured soloist on a Cannes International Film Festival Official Selection, as well as featured on several singles and albums released by singer/songwriter Charles Paul.
Gioia plays a J.B. Vuillaume from 1867, on loan from the estate of Wanda N. Rider.