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Belvedere Series Trio

Performance Details

Date:  Friday, February 9, 2024 at 7:00 pm
Location: Music Building Concert Hall. 551 Jamestown Road
Admission:  Free, no tickets required


This concert is supported in part by grant funding from the Virginia Commission for the Arts, and the National Endowment for the Arts.

Domenic Salerni is a violinist, composer, arranger, and teacher. A member of the multiple GRAMMY© Award-winning Attacca Quartet, Domenic is based in Brooklyn, NY. As a musician with wide-ranging interests, Domenic is always excited to collaborate with creatives from all walks of life.

Recently, Attacca Quartet was featured on Sylvan Esso’s “Live from Electric Lady,” playing arrangements by Gabriel Kahane including Will the Night,” a tune by the late Mimi Parker of the band Low. In addition to a busy touring schedule including appearances at Théâtre de la Ville, Paris, Kings Place, London, the Amsterdam Strijkkwartet Biënnale, the Sociedad Filarmónica de Bilbao, and the Petit Palau de la Musica, Barcelona this season, Attacca looks forward to performing this summer at the Ojai FestivalKronos Quartet Festival in San Francisco, and an appearance at Wave Hill Public Garden and Cultural Center made possible by Carnegie Hall.

Domenic looks forward to the premiere of his Piano Trio No. 2 Elegiac” based on Ukrainian themes at Richmond, Virginias newest chamber music series, The Belvedere Series, in April. In August, he will join the Palaver Strings at the Screen Door Festival in Maine, where he will perform his own original arrangements of 60s Civil Rights Era protest songs (The Freedom Singers, Bob Dylan, Joni Mitchell, Pete Seeger, and more) with tenor Nicholas Phan. This set of songs will be recorded by Palaver with engineer Alan Bise on Azica Records in September.

Domenic was the first violinist of the Dalí Quartet from 2016-2020, where he collaborated extensively with musicians like Ricardo Morales and Olga Kern. The Dalí Quartet recorded the Brahms and Shostakovich piano quintets with Kern for Delos Records in 2019. With the Dalí Quartet, Domenic was a recipient of the Atlanta Symphony Talent Development Programs 2019 Aspire Award.

As a guest artist of the Chiarina Chamber Players, Domenic was a recipient of a 2020 Chamber Music America Classical Commissioning Grant for the song cycle The Best Cuisine” by Carlos Simon, which was premiered with guest bass-baritone Carl DuPont in 2021.

In 2020, as part of his response to the COVID-19 outbreak, Domenic helped set up the Philadelphia Musicians Relief Fund which has since raised over $100,000 in aid and continues to provide support for Philadelphia area musicians.

Domenic can be found on albums released by Nonesuch Records, Sony Classical, Better Company Records, Loma Vista Recordings, Delos Music, Artek and his more experimental projects can be found on Bandcamp.

Honduran-Venezuelan cellist Andres Sanchez, born in Allentown, PA, began his cello studies at the age of eight under the wing of current Puerto Rico symphony cello principle Miguel Rojas. After two years, he moved his studies to the cello studio of Jesus Morales, cellist of the Dali Quartet and past principle of the Puerto Rico Symphony. At age 10, Andres made his first solo debuts with the Midwest Clinic of Chicago and the Ocean City Pops Orchestra, which was followed by his Carnegie Hall debut alongside the Arconet Chamber Orchestra three years later. Andres has also appeared as a soloist with the Kutztown Univeristy Chamber Orchestra, Kennet Square Symphony, Central Jersey Symphony, and the Summit Symphony. This year Andres will appear as a soloist with the PA Sinfonia and with the Waterbury Symphony as part of the AYA Trio Beethoven Triple Concerto. Andres is a graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music where he studied with cellist Peter Wiley and Carter Brey.

Andres served as the associate principal cellist of the Curtis Symphony Orchestra and as principle of the Curtis Opera Orchestra during the 2016-17 season, and during Curtis on Tour, Andres played at Berlins Konzerthaus, Helsinkis Musiikkitalo, Dresdner Philarmonie, and Weiner Concert Hall.

Also an avid chamber musician, Andres has performed in over 30 chamber music concerts in the Curtis Student Recital Series. As cellist of the AYA trio, he will be performing chamber across the country in locations such as Memphis, TN; New York, NY; Waterbury, CT; and Washington, DC. The trio recently performed in Concerts International Series and Schneider Concert Series. In April they attended the the Chesapeake chamber music competition. The AYA trio is represented by Jean Schreiber Deutsch of Jean Schreiber Management.

Andres has appeared in Curtis master classes with cellists Marcy Rosen, Colin Carr, Timothy Eddy. At the 2015 Banff Center Master Class Program, he studied with Andres Díaz, Raphael Walfisch, and Denis Brott, and at the 2016 Music From Angel Fire Festival he performed alongside Ida Kavafian, Peter Wiley, Steven Tenenbom, and Ani Kavafian. In 2018 Andres attended the Great Lakes Chamber Music Festival where he played with and was coached by the esteemed artists of the Emerson Quartet including Philip Setzer and Paul Watkins. Andres has also participated in the Hefietz Institute, where he took part in master classes with cellists Franz Helmerson and Yeesun Kim.

Andres has participated in several competitions including Fischoff, M-Prize, Hudson Valley, Greenfield, and the Carlos Prieto International Cello competition. In 2018, the AYA piano trio won 1st prize in the WDAV competition, and the trio also won joint first prize in the 2020 Yellow Springs Competition.

Ingrid Keller is the Founding Artistic Director of the Belvedere Series.  She holds a multifaceted career as a recitalist, collaborative pianist, and teacher, with performances hailed as having graceful power…a revelation in musical excellence(Oakwood Register) and an unforgettable experience(Berkshire Gazette),. She has performed nationally in such distinguished venues as the Kennedy Center, Symphony Hall in Boston, Jordan Hall, the Banff Centre and Tanglewood, as well as internationally. Recent collaborations have brought her on stage with the Mark Morris Dance group, members of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, Boston Symphony Orchestra, Dayton Philharmonic, Oklahoma City Philharmonic, Richmond Symphony, and alongside such celebrated musicians as Yo-Yo Ma, Dawn Upshaw, Leonidas Kavakos, and Joe Burgstaller. 

As a chamber musician, Ingrid is equally at home with instrumental chamber music as well as song and operatic repertoire, formerly serving on the staff of Indianapolis Opera and Oberlin in Italy.  Continually seeking new and innovative projects, she performed a solo rendition of Stravinskys Rite of Spring as part of an interdisciplinary collaboration in music, dance and fashion for University of Daytons ArtsAlive programming.

Ingrid has held positions at University of Dayton, Northern Kentucky University, University of Oregon, University of Richmond, served as the Richmond Symphony Choruss rehearsal pianist from 2019-2022, and currently is on the faculty of William and Mary . Her album, in collaboration with tenor Jason Vest, Evening Hours, songs of Richard Hundley, was released through Roven Records in 2018.

Ingrid holds degrees from Northwestern University (BM), and Indiana University (MM and DM), where she studied under the tutelage of world-renowned pianist Menahem Pressler. She lives in Richmond, Virginia with her husband and two daughters.

This project was supported, in part, by the Virginia Comission for the Arts, which receives support from the Virginia General Assembly and the National Endowment of for the Arts,  a federal agency.