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 recently recorded his first album with the Attacca Quartet. It features the music of Caroline Shaw which will be released by Nonesuch Records next season. Attacca has been active in a number of recording projects, notably with Chamber Music Society of Detroit, the Banff Center’s International String Quartet Festival, the Chamber Music Society of Austin, and Duke University. Attacca will be Lehigh University’s Horger Artists in Residence in 2021, and look forward to resuming their international performances in the spring.
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 Carlos Simon with Chiarina and Peabody Conservatory bass faculty Carl DuPont in 2021.
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 is on track to make its initial $100,000 goal, and is poised to act as a non-profit entity in perpetuity serving Philadelphia musicians beyond the scope of the current 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.
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.