ABOUT

Violinist Domenic Salerni is a member of the New York-based Grammy Award-winning Attacca Quartet. He is also a frequent guest of the Chiarina Chamber Players, based in Washington, DC, and is active as a chamber musician, clinician, composer, and arranger nationally and internationally.

 

Attacca Quartet has released four new albums in the past two years. "Evergreen," on Nonesuch, features the music of Caroline Shaw. "Real Life," an electronica album, and "Of All Joys," an exploration of minimalism and music from the Renaissance, can be found on Sony Classical. "Becca Stevens | Attacca Quartet" features singer-songwriter Becca Stevens in a set of originals and arrangements, and can be found on GroundUp Music. Attacca looks forward to another release this fall on Better Company Records, featuring the music of Ellis Ludwig-Leone.

Attacca has resumed their touring schedule, having completed three tours of Europe, South America, and Japan, and looks forward to their Paris debut at the Theatre de la Ville in April 2023, as well as further appearances this coming winter in Brazil, and again in Europe later in the spring.

 

As a guest 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. Attacca launched Chiarina's 8th season this fall with two appearances at St. Mark's Cathedral in addition to community engagements at Capitol Hill area schools. This residency was made possible by the John Franzén award and support from the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities.

 

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 since raised over $100,000 in aid, is currently fiscally sponsored by CultureWorks of Greater Philadelphia, and continues to provide support for Philadelphia area musicians.

 

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. His first quartet, "Trilobites," was premiered in 2021 at the first inaugural Appalachian Chamber Music Festival. He looks forward to the premier of a suite of arrangements of protest songs from the first Civil Rights era by Palaver Strings and tenor Nicholas Phan this season.

 

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.