College of Fine Arts, School of Music

Giovanni Accadia participated in the Koblenz Guitar Festival and Competition in Germany, thanks to support from the College of Fine Arts Medici Circle donors.

Accadia is a second-year masters student in guitar performance in the School of Music.

Medici Mondays Giovanni Accadia

This two-week intensive guitar festival and competition is one of the most prestigious and respected classical guitar festivals in the world. He was selected as one of top 10 competitors among more than 70 guitarists competing.

Medici Mondays: Giovanni Accadia

“Being able to go to this famous festival has been a dream come true. My experiences have led me to a deeper understanding of my mission as an artist, of the process of developing an art so articulated and rich like the classical music.”

The festival consisted of concerts and masterclasses performed and taught by world class guitarists and a competition open to competitors all over the world. Additionally, Accadia has the opportunity to learn and work beside master guitarists. He reached the semifinal round in the international competition, being one of 12 guitarists to pass the first round.

“My deep gratitude goes out to Vincent Immordino, the generous donor who made this project possible, and to all of the donors from the Medici Scholars program who helped students realize their projects and dreams this summer.”

Thanks to donations made by the generous Medici Circle members, talented artist scholars like Giovanni are awarded $1,000 to pursue an educational summer project beyond the classroom.

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