Hailed for his “mastery, precision, and passion”, pianist Dominic Muzzi began training in the art of classical piano at the age of four, having shown keen aural ability before that age. Shortly thereafter, he began performing locally in central Florida, giving his first public solo recital at the age of twelve in a local music store. By the age of fourteen, Dominic had earned the American College of Musician’s National Level performance certificate. Presently, Dominic has performed across the United States and Europe, holding over a dozen top prizes in solo piano and concerto competitions.
Dominic was inspired to pursue music professionally in the summer of 2010 while in attendance of a pre-college piano festival at Florida State University. He would go on to complete his undergraduate studies there under the tutelage of Dr. Read Gainsford. Seeking to further his education, Dominic graduated summa cum laude with a Masters of Music in piano from Indiana University’s Jacobs School of Music in the Spring of 2018. He now is enrolled in the doctoral program at Indiana University, studying with internationally acclaimed concert pianist Roberto Plano.
In addition to being a full-time student, Dominic works as an Associate Instructor for Indiana University in the secondary piano program, teaching both group piano and private students. Dominic is also in active demand as a collaborative pianist, with over a decade of professional experience performing with choirs, chamber ensembles, and solo musicians at the highest level of musicianship and facility. He has studied chamber music with renowned artists such as Peter Stumpf, Alex Kerr, and Amit Peled.
Dominic has participated summer festivals such as the Chautauqua Institution’s Piano Festival in New York, and the Rebecca Penneys Piano Fesitval in Tampa, Florida. Last summer, Dominic attended the Brancaleoni International Piano Festival in Italy, on scholarship from the Villages’ Opera Club Foundation. He has participated in masterclasses and public lessons by Sergei Babayan, Jerome Lowenthal, Alexander Gavrylyuk, Jon Nakamatsu, Natalya Antonova, Yoshikazu Nagai, and others. Dominic holds the ultimate goal of becoming a nationally recognized performer and teacher.