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Domenico Mason

Domenico Mason,  (Italy)

He graduated brilliantly in violin at the Conservatory "J. Tomadini" in Udine. He attended chamber music courses at the "Santa Cecilia" Music Foundation in Portogruaro, where he has studied with Maestros Vernikov, Berinskaja and Volochine and with Maestro Fuks at Indiana University in Bloomington in the United States.

He graduated in Musicological Education at the University of Trieste with honors, and was co-author of "L'Assoluto Microcosmo – op. 91 by J. Brahms" published by the Zecchini Publishing House of Varese. 

He has performed with several Italian orchestras including the Belluno Orchestra, the Archi di Firenze, the Venice Orchestra, the Orchestra of the Teatro Lirico G. Verdi of Trieste and the FVG Orchestra.

He teaches violin and chamber music at the Musical Foundation of Portogruaro and he is Professor of Violin at the Accademia d'Archi G.G. Arrigoni of San Vito al Tagliamento of which he was a founding member and he is the director since 2009.

Among his students there are several winners of national and international competitions, such as the Vittorio Veneto Violin Competition, the International Hindemith Competition in Berlin and the Mirecourt Competition (France).

At the helm of the Accademia d'Archi Arrigoni held a highly acclaimed concert at the Fazioli Concert Hall in Sacile and recorded for the Amadeus label a CD entitled "Giovani di Sicuro Talento" dedicated to the early works of F. Mendelssohn. In July 2014 a CD was released attached to the prestigious classical music magazine Amadeus (with a dedicated cover) with unpublished music by the composer Federigo Fiorillo.

As the artistic secretary he worked for the International Chamber Music Festival of Portogruaro and of the European Violin Academy of Castel S. Pietro (Bo) directed by Maestro Pavel Vernikov. In collaboration with Pavel Vernikov he was the artistic secretary of the International Music Festival in Eilat (Israel).

He has attended conducting courses with Maestros Donato Renzetti and Giancarlo Guarino. As a conductor he has performed with soloists such as P. Vernikov, R. Jaffè, E. Bronzi, V. Mendelssohn, S. Briatore, N. Gutman, G.Sollima, A.Sitkovetsky.

He is frequently invited to be part of the Jury of national and international competitions, such as the Spincich Competition in Trieste and the Salieri Competition in Legnago (VR).

Since 2016 he has been the organizational director of the International Violion Competition the "Piccolo Violino Magico".