Violinist, Chamber Musician, Teacher
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Violinist Domenic Salerni is active as a chamber musician, composer and arranger, and freelance musician. As the newest member of the Grammy Award-winning Attacca Quartet, he looks forward to a full season of international concerts and tours ranging from Japan to Germany to England to Brazil, including performances of the full cycle of Beethoven String Quartets at Trinity Church Wall Street in June. Domenic will be joining the Chiarina Chamber Players again this season for their Beethoven celebration, performing six of the major Piano Trios with pianist Efi Hackmey and cellist Carrie Bean Stute. Domenic is also pleased to join the PostClassical Ensemble for a number of concerts, as well as the Baltimore Symphony for their performance of Mahler’s Third Symphony.
From 2016-2020 Domenic was the first violinist of the Dalí Quartet, Quartet-in-Residence at West Chester University and recipient of the Atlanta Symphony’s Aspire Award. In 2016, as a member of Foundry, he was a laureate of the first inaugural M Prize at the University of Michigan. Prior to his tenure with Dalí, he was first violinist of the Vega Quartet, Quartet-in-Residence at Emory University, from 2010-2016, where he received ArtsATL’s “30 Under 30” award. In 2010, Domenic composed the film score to Giuseppe de Liguorno’s “Dante’s Inferno” (1911). It was premiered at the Yale Dante Symposium that year with Samuel Carl Adams on bass, and was given its second performance at Emory University through a collaboration between the Department of Italian and French, the Center for Creative Studies, and the Department of Film, with Adam Bernstein on bass.
In 2009, Domenic was a laureate of the Sion-Valais International Violin Competition, and in 2008, he joined violist Ayane Kozasa in Mozart’s “Sinfonia Concertante” at the prize-winning concert for the Cleveland Institute Concerto Competition. Summer festival appearances include Highlands-Cashiers, Brevard Institute, Norfolk Chamber Music Festival, and MIMIR. He holds degrees from the Cleveland Institute of Music, where he graduated with academic honors, and the Yale University School of Music, where he was the recipient of the Yale Chamber Music Society Award. Domenic started violin at the age of three in the Suzuki Method with Linda Fiore. Previous teachers include Linda Cerone, Naoko Tanaka, Diane Monroe, Lee Snyder, Geoffrey Michaels, and William Preucil. He can be found on the Delos, Naxos, Artek, Canary, Innova, and DoMilo labels.