Georgia 2021 Artist Domingo Pagliuca

The ITF Board and Staff is excited to feature

Soloist and chamber musician Domingo Pagliuca

As an Artist for our 2021 program, in Columbus, GA!

Domingo Pagliuca is one of the most versatile and accomplished trombonists around.  Performing as Principal Trombone of the Palm Beach Symphony Orchestra and Principal Trombone of the Florida Grand Opera Orchestra, he is also active as a soloist, having released his first album, the Latin Grammy award winning “Eternal Gratitude” in 2019, and is an accomplished chamber musician, performing around the world with the renowned Boston Brass.

A regular on Boston Brass programs is Pagliuca’s performance (by memory) of Pyor’s Blue Bells of Scotland.  Check out the live recording below, from a concert at the World Band Festival in Lucerne, Switzerland, in 2019.  We love to hear this iconic work performed by a brass quintet, and especially geek out on Pagliuca’s stellar technique!

Domingo’s solo album, which he describes as a musical journey, is an eclectic mix of trombone standards, well-chosen transcriptions, Latin, and straight-ahead Jazz.  He recruits many friends on this trip, joining forces with Jorge Glem on cuatro (a Latin guitar), bassist Rodner Padilla, his friends from the Boston Brass, and preeminent pianist, Paulina Leisring.  He even leveraged the power of Big Band Jazz de la Americas, for the chart, Looking Through the Eyes of Love.

Listen to Contrpunteo No. 1 below, for a sample of this artist’s creativity!

Domingo was born in Venezuela and graduated with honors from the University of Miami with a bachelors and masters in performance.  He was also the first trombonist to win that school’s concerto competition.  Upon graduation, he was awarded the special distinction of a diploma of “Honor and Excellence.”  From 1995-2008, he was Associate Principal Trombone with the Venezuela Symphony Orchestra, and also served as a professor at the Simón Bolívar music conservatory, the National Experimental University of the Arts (UNEARTE), and was a chamber music coach of the SISTEMA (an orchestral musical program of the Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra).  He has performed internationally as a soloist, having been featured by the Orquesta Sinfónica de Venezuela, Orquesta Sinfónica de Colombia, the Central Ohio Symphony, Orquesta Sinfónica de Carabobo (Vzla), and Kansas State University.

Be sure to check out Domingo’s events at this year’s Festival!

See you in Columbus!