A proponent of the interdisciplinary bonds forged through music, Domenic Salerni seeks inspiration in multiplicity and collaboration, within and across different media, genres, and styles. In his second season as first violinist of the Dalí Quartet, Domenic looks forward to performances at the National Gallery in Washington, DC, with percussionist Orlando Cotto, and in San Juan, Puerto Rico with Ricardo Morales, in addition to upcoming collaborations with Olga Kern, Pedro Giraudo, and the Bandini-Chiacchieretta Duo.
A graduate of the Cleveland Institute and the Yale University School of Music, Domenic was a winner of the Cleveland Institute’s Concerto Competition and the Yale Chamber Music Society Award. In 2008, his conservatory quartet, the Iannis Quartet, took Special Recognition in the Plowman Chamber Music Competition. In 2009, he was a laureate of the Sion Valais International Violin Competition, and in 2015, he was a semifinalist of the Schadt International Violin Competition. In 2016, with the ensemble Foundry, he was laureate in the Open Division of the inaugural M Prize Chamber Music Competition. Domenic can be found on numerous CDs and albums, including "Touched: A Decade of Chamber Music," and “Speaking of Love,” featuring the works of his father Paul Salerni, New York-based composer Andy Akiho's debut album “No One To Know One,” and performance artist and cellist Jacob Cohen's self- produced EP "The Odyssey." Domenic can also be found on Gary Motley’s self-released “Departures.” Domenic’s own self-produced duo album with Australian pianist Stephen Whale, “Atmospheric Lines,” can be found on iTunes. Domenic will soon be joining the League of American Composers Orchestra in their debut recording of Louis Karchin’s acclaimed opera, “Jane Eyre” on the Naxos label.
Domenic has enjoyed performances with Foundry, a diverse septet specializing in a fusion of contemporary styles, as presented by Bang on a Can at the Noguchi Museum and by Chamber Music America at In/Ter\Sect in Bryant Park. He has also performed with the Sejong Soloists, the New York-based string orchestra, across the US and in Korea. In 2015, he organized a European tour, performing in villas across the Veneto region, at the American Academy in Rome, and at the Irish Institute in Leuven, Belgium. For the past three summers, he has been a member of the first violin section of the Bellingham Festival of Music, and he will join the Chiarina Chamber Players again in their third season of chamber music in the Capitol Hill district this October.