Dominik Wagner was born in Vienna in 1997. He began musical training at the age of 5, first on the cello, and from 2007 playing the double bass. From 2009 to 2015 he took lessons at the Vienna University of Music with Prof. J. Niederhammer and Mag. Werner Fleischmann. He is at present studying with Prof. Dorin Marc at the College of Music in Nürnberg. Dominik Wagner has already travelled to many countries in the world as a soloist and can look back on performances in Asia, South America and Europe. He has been Artist in Residence at the Chelsea Music Festival, New York. He has given concerts at such renowned venues as the Musikverein in Vienna, the Lviv Philharmonie, the Konzerthaus in Vienna and at Munich’s Gasteig. Dominik Wagner has played with the WDR Symphony Orchestra, the Brandenburg Symphony, Ensemble Kontrapunkte, the South-West German Chamber Orchestra of Pforzheim, the Polish Chamber Philharmonic, the Opera Studio Orchestra of Lviv and the Rhenish Philharmonic of Koblenz. He has also won numerous prizes at competitions including the 2015 International Instrumental Competition in Markneunkirchen, where he was also awarded the Audience Prize. He was also the youngest participant to win a prize at the Golden Bass Competition in Lviv, Ukraine in 2013 and in 2014 at the International Osaka Competition. Further prizes have come his way, including at the J.M. Sperger Competition, the Leos Janacek Competition and the Bodensee-Musikwettbewerb. He is a recipient of a grant from the Anne-Sophie Mutter Foundation and a member of her Virtuosi ensemble.

(c) Dominik Odenkirchen