Domenic Salerni is the first violinist of the Vega Quartet, quartet-in-residence at Emory University. He teaches privately and at Emory, and performs nationally and internationally as chamber musician, recitalist, and soloist.

Domenic Salerni is the first violinist of the Vega String Quartet, quartet-in-residence at Emory University in Atlanta, GA. He is also a laureate of the 2009 Sion-Valais International Violin Competition and a winner of the Cleveland Institute’s Concerto Competition. He has performed in such venues as Zankel Hall, Alice Tully Hall, the Kennedy Center, and Severance Hall, and has recorded for the Innova, Canary Classics, and Naxos labels.

Since 2008, Domenic has performed with the chamber ensemble Sejong on tour in the US and Korea. He twice participated in the New York String Orchestra Seminar, and returned for their 40th Anniversary Gala Concert in Carnegie Hall in December, 2009. He has performed alongside such artists as Paul Schoenfield, William Preucil, Gil Shaham, Orli Shaham, William Ransom, and Roeland Hendrikx. He was a featured performer at the Amelia Island Chamber Music Festival, Norfolk Chamber Music Festival, ENCORE School for Strings, the Mimir Chamber Music Festival, and joined Sejong in their residency at the Great Mountains Music Festival in the summer of 2010. He has also performed as a member of the Vega Quartet at the Brevard Music Center, the Highlands-Cashiers Chamber Music Festival, the North Georgia Chamber Music Festival, the Madison-Morgan Chamber Music Festival, and the Rockport Chamber Music Festival.

An honors graduate of the Cleveland Institute of Music, Domenic studied with William Preucil and Linda Cerone. Domenic started violin under the Suzuki Method with Linda Fiore at age three. At age twelve, he was the featured soloist for the EU Conference on Human Rights in Venice.

While finishing his studies, Domenic performed his original film score to Giuseppe di Liguorno’s “L’Inferno” with performer/composer Samuel Adams as part of Yale’s Dante Graduate Symposium. He graduated in 2011 from Yale’s Master of Music program with Professor Hyo Kang, where he had served as concertmaster of both Yale Philharmonia and New Music New Haven, and was chosen as one of the 2010 recipients of Yale’s Chamber Music Society Competition award. Domenic can be heard on Andy Akiho’s newly released CD, “No One to Know One” and plays on a Fabio Dalla Costa ex-Guarnerius violin made in 2002 in Breganze, Italy.