Randolph-Macon College will host Guitarist Giacomo Fiore on March 17, 2012 at 7:30
p.m. in St. Ann’s Performing Arts Building. Fiore’s performances range in style
from contemporary and avant-garde music to the fingerstyle-influenced melodies of
his Italian youth. The concert is free and open to the public.
At the age of 19, Fiore left Genova, Italy to pursue a degree in music education
at Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee. He then furthered his studies at
the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, joining one of the world's most dynamic
and competitive guitar programs under the tutelage of David Tanenbaum, and earned
his master’s in performance in 2009.
Fiore has performed across the United States, Canada, Europe and Brazil. In February
2012 he made his orchestral debut with the University of California, Santa Cruz
Symphony performing Villa-Lobos’s Concerto for Guitar. He has also refined his interpretations
in master classes with artists such as Ben Verdery, Pavel Steidl, Paul Galbraith
and Lorenzo Micheli.
In June 2011, Fiore released his third independent CD, “Colors: Modern Music for
Guitar,” which includes works for classical and resophonic guitar by Britten, Harrison,
Takemitsu and Tippett. His other CDs include "Tones from an Open Heart" (2005),
his original compositions, and "Genteel" (2009), a selection of classical, popular
and world-music pieces showcasing the various formative influences in the artist's
In addition to the concert, Fiore will conduct a Master Class on March 17 at 5:00
p.m. in St. Ann’s Performing Arts Building. This class is open to the public.
For more information about the Master Class, contact Andrew McEvoy at