University of North Carolina School of the Arts
Gustavo Antoniacomi, a sophomore cello major at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts. He began his musical studies early, being introduced to the cello by Dr. Sandy Simmons of the Evangelical University of Paraná (FEPAR) in his native city of Curitiba, in the south of Brazil. In 2012 he began to study with the cellist Maria Alice Brandão at the Belas Artes School of Music of Paraná (EMBAP), while playing as principal cellist in orchestras as the Chamber Orchestra of Belas Artes (OCBA) and the Central Adventist Orchestra (OAC), besides participating in chamber groups and performing solo work in several states in Brazil.Gustavo became part of Dr. Brooks Whitehouse’s cello studio in 2015 receiving the largest scholarship that UNCSA offers.
Since coming to UNCSA, his freshman year grades are A’s in his music classes and even an A- in English. In February of 2016 his string quartet played for a string quartet symposium in Lincoln Center (NYC). Gustavo also attended the UNCSA Intensive Arts String Camp, where he served as concert master for the 12-member cello ensemble, and played in the prestigious Chrysalis String Quartet.
Gustavo’s cello is on loan from The Virtu Foundation for the next two years.