Louis Karchin - Lyrics 3 (Domenic Salerni, violin)



Domenic Salerni plays violin with the New York-based Grammy Award-winning Attacca Quartet. He is also an artist with the Chiarina Chamber Players, based in Washington, DC, and is active as a chamber musician, clinician, composer, and arranger. Domenic recently recorded his first album with the Attacca Quartet. It features the music of Caroline Shaw which will be released by Nonesuch Records next season. Attacca has been active in a number of recording projects, notably with Chamber Music Society of Detroit, the Banff Center’s International String Quartet Festival, the Chamber Music Society of Austin, and Duke University, and will be Lehigh University’s Artists in Residence in 2021.

As a member of the Chiarina Chamber Players, Domenic was a recipient of a 2020 Chamber Music America Classical Commissioning Grant and will perform a new work by Carlos Simon in 2021. In 2020, as part of his response to the COVID-19 outbreak, Domenic helped set up the Philadelphia Musicians Relief Fund as part of AFM Local 77’s efforts to provide for its community of musicians in times of need. The Fund has raised over $70,000 and has recently pivoted towards non-profit status.


Hailed as a composer of “fearless eloquence” (Andrew Porter, The New Yorker), Louis Karchin has been honored with performances of his music throughout the United States, Europe, and the Far East. He has been championed by such organizations as the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, the Fort Worth Opera, the Center for Contemporary Opera, Tanglewood, the Guggenheim Museum, the Louisville Orchestra, the Group for Contemporary Music, the Da Capo Chamber Players, the New York New Music Ensemble, and many more. His music is recorded on Bridge, Naxos, New World, Albany and CRI labels, and his compositions are published by C. F. Peters Corporation and the American Composers Alliance. Mr. Karchin is the recipient of numerous awards for his work including Koussevitzky, Fromm and Barlow Foundation Commissions, a Guggenheim Fellowship, and three awards from the American Academy of Arts and Letters.

Active as a conductor, he has founded or co-founded noted performing ensembles including the Harvard Group for New Music, the Chamber Players of the League-ISCM, the Washington Square Ensemble, and most recently, the Orchestra of the League of Composers. He is Professor of Music at New York University.


Lyrics 3 - Louis Karchin
Recorded at home in Brooklyn, NY, November 2020
Domenic Salerni, violin
Mastered by Alex Vourtsanis.
Property of Shelter Recording Project, American Composers Alliance.