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Domenic Salerni – Violin

Violinist, composer, and arranger Domenic Salerni plays in the GRAMMY© Award-winning Attacca Quartet. Attacca looks forward to tours of the US, Europe, and South America this season, and has played their Grammy-winning album “Evergreen,” sharing the stage with Caroline Shaw, to live audiences.

Domenic recently helped produce an album of 60s Civil Rights Era protest song arrangements with Palaver Strings and vocalists Nicholas Phan and Farayi Malek to be released this spring on Azica Records. His second piano trio, “Seven Meditations,” will be premiered in April at The Belvedere Series. For more information, please visit www.domenicsalerni.com.


Sam Suggs – Bass

Through “brilliant and compelling programming” (The Strad) and creative performances that “quite simply boggled the mind” (Oregon Arts Watch), performer-composer Sam Suggs was the first bassist in a generation to join the Concert Artists Guild. He was named “New Artist of the Month” by Musical America after winning the 2015 International Society of Bassists Solo Competition, and was recently named one of “five up-and-coming bass players” to watch by Strad Magazine.

Lauded by The Boston Globe, for his “precise technique, interpretive vision, and impeccable musicianship,” he has performed alongside the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, Alarm Will Sound, A Far Cry, Mostly Mozart Festival, at Chamber Music Northwest, Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall, and the Kennedy Center. In small chamber settings he has worked with the Amernet, Argus, Borromeo, Rolston, and Ulysses Quartets and in crossover projects with PUBLIQuartet, Founders, Triplepoint, Now Ensemble, and Andy Akiho’s Foundry.

Only the third double bassist to receive the prestigious DMA from the Yale School of Music in the history of the program, Sam is Associate Professor of Classical and Jazz Bass at James Madison University and serves on the faculties of the Yellow Barn Chamber Music Festival, the Heifetz International Music Institute, the Sewanee Music Center, and Bass Works. A native of Buffalo, he spends his time between the Northeast and the Shenandoah Valley performing with various chamber, crossover, and contemporary projects, and giving recitals and masterclasses. @s3suggs