September 3, 2016Eurovision Young Musicians 2016
Dominik Wagner was born in Vienna in 1997, and made his stage debut ten years later on tour in Germany and China with the Vienna Boys Choir. He began played the cello at the age of five, and by 10 years old moved on to the double bass. Aged 12 Dominik enrolled in the class for extraordinary talent at the Music University in Vienna, where he was taught by Prof. Josef Niederhammer and Werner Fleischmann. Since Autumn 2015 he has been studying with Prof. Dorin Marc at the Nuremberg Music Academy, where he is part of the special class for highly gifted young musicians. Another important advisor for Dominik is Roman Patkoló, whom he first met in 2013 at the Golden Bass Competition in the Ukraine, where Roman Patkoló was a jury member. Dominik has given concerts as a soloist with the South-West German Chamber Orchestra Pforzheim, the Polish Chamber Philharmonic, the Opera Studio Orchestra Lviv, the Brandenburg Symphonic Orchestra, the Kursächsische Philharmonie, the Southern Czech Philharmonic and other ensembles. In 2015 he joined the “Mutter’s Virtuosi” ensemble, and since March 2016 has held a scholarship from the Anne-Sophie Mutter Foundation.