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About

 

Dom is much in demand as a classical saxophonist and music educator who enjoys a multi-dimensional career.

As an orchestral musician, Dom has toured, recorded and performed with the BBC Symphony Orchestra, Royal Northern Sinfonia, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Birmingham Royal Ballet and the BBC National Orchestra of Wales, including live broadcast for BBC Radio 3 and perfoming at the ‘Last Night of the Proms’.

In 2019 Dom’s Debut Solo Album will be released with the Resonus Classics record label, featuring works written or inspired by women.

Since 2010 Dom has been the Alto Saxophonist in the award winning Forseti Saxophone quartet based in Cologne. In October 2011, the Forseti Quartet were awarded the Carl Pontén Prize in the 4th European Chamber Music Competition in Karlsruhe and regularly perform throughout Europe.

Dom is a passionate music educator having been the Saxophone Tutor for the National Youth Wind Ensemble, Deputy Saxophone Teacher at the Birmingham Conservatoire of Music as well as giving workshops across the UK including at Chetham’s School of Music and Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music & Dance.  In March 2013 he began the role of Saxophone Tutor at Birmingham Conservatoire Junior Department, and in 2015 founded the Saxophone Programme on the Ingenium Academy International Summer School.

Having been at Chetham's School of Music in Manchester learning with Jim Muirhead, he went on to study at the Royal College of Music with Kyle Horch. During this time he was a winner of the Yamaha European Foundation Scholarship competition and the Jane Melber Saxophone Competition. After completing his undergraduate degree he moved to Cologne, Germany to further his studies at the Hochschule für Musik with Prof. Daniel Gauthier. Initially granted a DAAD Scholarship, he was further awarded a 'Leverhulme Study Abroad Scholarship' which allowed him to complete his Masters degree in the summer of 2012. Coincidentally he was also the first Erasmus exchange student to study at the Conservatoire de Musique in Lyon, where he spent 6 months studying with Jean-Denis Michat. 

On his return to the UK in 2012, Dom was awarded the 2nd Prize in the prestigious ‘Tunbridge Wells International Young Artist Competition.’

In 2017, Dom became a Trustee of the Hertfordshire Festival of Music.

 

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news

 

Music in Pinner

Simon Callaghan and I are delighted to be performing in the new 'Music in Pinner Series on 8th December 2018. Please click on the link below for details.

https://musicinpinner.org.uk/20.php

Ingenium Academy 2018

We've had a great start to the 2018 Ingenium Academy. We are mainly working in a quartet playing some really challenging repertoire. I've been really impressed with the standard of the pupils so far, and I'm really looking forward to seeing them develop over the next few weeks! 

D'Addario Artist

I am delighted to announce that I have been invited to join the D'Addario family to become a D'Addario artist. I am really excited at what the future has to bring with this partnership, especially with the new classical mouthpiece soon to be released! If you haven't already I would definitely recommend trying the D'Addario Reserve reeds, they offer a great versatility in sound, precise articulation, and to top it off, I've even had 7 reeds in one box which I loved, amazing consistency in quality!

CD – in January 2019 Dom’s debut solo album will be released with the Resonus Classics Record Label.

This exciting project was done in collaboration with Simon Callaghan who performed Piano on the album, and Chiaro Audio who recorded and produced the album. For more information about the works on the album and the recording process, please read my article published in the Autumn Edition of the ‘Clarinet and Saxophone Society’ Magazine. You can find it by clicking the link below!

CASS Magazine Article

Abertawe Festival for Young Musicians - 4th February 2018

I am delighted to have been asked to be an adjudicator for the AFYM 2018 festival taking place in Swansea at the beginning of February. I am really looking forward to hearing all the saxophonists perform, and leading a saxophone choir workshop on the same day. For more information about the festival please click on the link below!

 

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Dom has held the Alto Chair in the award winning Forseti Saxophone Quartet since 2010, with the ensemble having been in existence for over 10 years.

The group is based in Cologne, Germany where the 4 members met whilst studying with Prof. Daniel Gauthier. The ensemble are renowned for both their work in the field of contemporary music, often performing world premieres written for the group, as well as their own arrangements of great classical works ranging from Bach’s ‘French Suite no.1’, to Edvard Grieg’s ‘Peer Gynt Suite no.1’.

The ensemble are managed by Sabine Krasemann, and more information, including audio and video clips are available by clicking on the following link: www.forsetiquartett.de

 

 

 

teaching

 

Dom has a wealth of experience as a music educator with a number of pupils going on to study at music conservatoires across the UK. 

Regularly teaching privately, at Aldwickbury School in Harpenden and Birmingham Junior Conservatoire, he is also the Head of Saxophone at the Ingenium Academy, an international summer course held annually at Winchester College. Dom has given workshops at many of the UK’s leading institutions, including Trinity Conservatoire of Music & Dance, and Chetham’s School of Music and has also been the Saxophone Tutor for the National Youth Wind Ensemble.