Dominic Chamot


July 27, 1995


Winner, Prix Collard: Kiefer Hablitzel, Göhner Musikpreis, (Bern, Switzerland)
First Prize, Press Prize and Audience Prize: Euregio Piano Award, International Piano Competition (Geilenkirchen, Germany )
First Prize, Compositores de España International Piano Competition, (Madrid, Spain)
Second Prize: Brescia Classica International Piano Competition (Brescia, Italy)
First Prize: Stiftung für Junge Musiktalente Meggen (Meggen, Switzerland)

Playing since he was nine, it was only three years later that Dominic Chamot was accepted into the class of Sheila Arnold in the Pre-College of the Hochschule für Musik und Tanz, Cologne, Germany. In 2014 he began studies with Claudio Martínez Mehner at the University of Music in Basel, completing his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees (Specialized Performance–Soloist).


Dominic has played throughout Europe in famous halls such as the Berlin and Cologne Philharmonies, Vienna’s Musikverein as well as the Steinway Hall in New York as part of the Classic Bridge Festival. He has collaborated with include WDR Symphony Orchestra Cologne, ORF Symphony Orchestra Vienna, Basel Symphony Orchestra and St Petersburg Chamber Orchestra with conductors such as Jukka-Pekka Saraste, Cornelius Meister, Joseph Bastian and many more.


Dominic is an avid chamber musician and accompanist: he has been invited to prestigious European chamber music festivals, and worked as an accompanist and musician-actor for Theater Basel.


Upcoming Competition Repertoire

Preliminary Round 1: 20-Minute Recital


I. Allegro

II. Adagio

III. Allegro assai

Arthur Benjamin: Scherzino

Preliminary Round 2: 30-Minute Recital

Leoš Janáček: In the Mists
Franz Liszt: Réminiscences de Norma de Bellini S.394

Semi Finals Round 1: 65-Minute Recital

I. Allegro

II. Adagio

III. Minuet. Allegretto – Trio

IV. Prestissimo

I. Von fremden Ländern und Menschen
II. Kuriose Geschichte
III. Hasche-Mann
IV. Bittendes Kind
V. Glückes genug
VI. Wichtige Begebenheit
VII. Träumerei
VIII. Am Kamin
IX. Ritter vom Steckenpferd
X. Fast zu ernst
XI. Fürchtenmachen
XII. Kind im Einschlummern
XIII. Der Dichter spricht

I. Andante dolce

II. Andante sognando

III. Vivace

Semi Final Round 2: Chamber Music

I. Allegro con brio

II. Adagio cantabile

III. Scherzo. Allegro – Trio

IV. Finale. Allegro

Jules Massenet/Martin Pierre Marsick: Méditation from ‘Thaïs’

I. Lento

II. Allegro scherzando

III. Andante

IV. Allegro mosso

Edward Elgar: Salut d’amour Op.12

Final Round 1: Concerto with String Orchestra

Franz Liszt: Concerto for Piano and Strings in E minor S.121 ‘Malédiction’
Camille Saint-Saëns: Valse-Caprice for piano and strings Op.76 ‘Wedding Cake’

Final Round 2: Concerto with Symphony Orchestra

I. Allegro

II. Adagio un poco moto

III. Rondo. Allegro