Violinist Domenic Salerni is a member of the New York-based Grammy Award-winning Attacca Quartet. He is also a member of the Chiarina Chamber Players, based in Washington, DC, and is active as a chamber musician, clinician, composer, and arranger nationally and internationally.
Domenic has recorded four new albums in his time with Attacca Quartet, two of which will be released this season on Sony Classical, the first of which, “Real Life,” a collaboration with and exploration of electronica artists, drops July 9th. Attacca Quartet looks forward to upcoming appearances at La Jolla SummerFest and the Ojai Music Festival, and to resuming tour dates in Europe and South America this fall.
As a member of the Chiarina Chamber Players, Domenic was a recipient of a 2020 Chamber Music America Classical Commissioning Grant and will perform a new work by composer Carlos Simon with Chiarina and Peabody Conservatory bass faculty Carl DuPont this season.
In 2020, as part of his response to the COVID-19 outbreak, Domenic helped set up the Philadelphia Musicians Relief Fund as part of AFM Local 77’s efforts to provide for its community of musicians in times of need. The Fund has raised over $100,000 and is poised to act as a non-profit entity in perpetuity serving Philadelphia musicians beyond the scope of the pandemic.
In February 2020, Domenic premiered his first piano trio with pianist Efi Hackmey and cellist Andres Sanchez. In 2019, Domenic performed his original film accompaniment to Giuseppe de Liguoro’s “Dante’s Inferno” as part of a consortium between the Film Studies, French and Italian Department, and the Center for Creativity and the Arts at Emory University with bassist Adam Bernstein. He continues to compose and arrange, and two of his works will be premiered this summer: a one-movement string quartet, “Trilobites,” after a short story by Breece D. J. Pancake, at the first inaugural Appalachian Chamber Music Festival in Harpers Ferry, and a harp sextet, which will be performed by the Archipelago Collective in Friday Harbor, WA.
Domenic was the first violinist of the Dalí Quartet, quartet-in-residence at West Chester University of Pennsylvania from 2016-2020, and was the recipient of the Atlanta Symphony Talent Development Program’s Aspire Award in 2019. He holds degrees from the Cleveland Institute of Music, and the Yale University School of Music. Past awards include ArtsATL’s “30 Under 30” Award, the Yale Chamber Music Society Award, the Phyllis Curtin Career Entry Award, Finalist of the Sion-Valais International Violin Competition, and Finalist of the M Prize as a member of the band Foundry.