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Andrew Arceci

Photo: Arceci portrait


Called a "thoughtful interpreter of historically informed early music" by Stephen Brookes in The Washington Post, Andrew Arceci has performed throughout North America, Europe, and Asia. In addition to serving as Arcadia Players' Artistic Director, he is the Founding Director of the Winchendon Music Festival (Winchendon, MA). During the 2019-2020 academic year, Mr. Arceci was a Visiting Fellow at Harvard University’s Center for Middle Eastern Studies.

Mr. Arceci has taught at several institutions, including Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania, Wellesley College (Director, Collegium Musicum), and Worcester State University. Additionally, he has given lectures, masterclasses, and/or workshops at Illinois Wesleyan University, the International Baroque Institute at Longy (Bard College), the Universities of Oxford, Cambridge, Edinburgh, the Narnia Arts Academy (Italy), Institutum Romanum Finlandiae (Italy), Taipei National University of the Arts (Taiwan), and Burapha University (Thailand).

Called "a world-class event in the small north Worcester County town" by Richard Duckett in the Telegram & Gazette, this summer's Winchendon Music Festival will continue from August 18 to 20; and August 25 to 27, 2023.  Artists will include Mr. Arceci and the Winchendon Music Festival Artists; Floyds Row, George Lykogiannis (piano), and the Worcester Jazz Orchestra, among others. Founded in 2016 by Mr. Arceci, who performs internationally not just on viol, but also violone, and bass, the Winchendon Music Festival is dedicated to the memory of his father, Robert J. Arceci, a pediatric oncologist with a passion for the arts.