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Dominik Wagner

“Born in 1997 in Vienna, Dominik Wagner takes Bottesini’s tonal beauty, vocal and melodic attractiveness so passionately serious, and masters the required artistry with such breathy lightness that one would like to think the double bass is the softest-sounding and most virtuosic string instrument.”

Dominik Wagner aims to liberate his instrument from the shadowy existence of the cello and present new facets of the double bass. He succeeds not only with an engaging stage presence, impressive virtuosity and vocal melodic delivery, but also with a tireless commitment to expanding the repertoire, whether through commissions or his own arrangements. 

Dominik Wagner has already performed with renowned orchestras such as the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, the WDR Symphony Orchestra and the Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen and in concert halls in Vienna (Musikverein and Konzerthaus), Berlin (Konzerthaus), Munich (Herkulessaal) and Hamburg (Elbphilharmonie), among others.  

In just his mid-20s, Wagner is a scholarship recipient of the Anne-Sophie Mutter Foundation and an ECHO Klassik winner. He is also a prize-winner in almost all double bass competitions, such as the Bradetich Foundation International Double Bass Solo Competition, as well as the ARD International Music Competition and the Eurovision Young Musicians Competition, among others.

Highlights of the 2021 season included the release of his first solo CD Giovanni Bottesini – Revolution of Bass on Berlin Classics, performances of Georg Breinschmid’s Double Bass Concerto written for him with the Camerata Salzburg and the Württemberg Chamber Orchestra Heilbronn, and several world premieres, including one by Wolfram Wagner at the Elbphilharmonie Hamburg. 

In addition to his solo activities, Dominik is a passionate chamber musician and is constantly searching for new timbres through new orchestrations. This has resulted in a duo with jazz double bassist Georg Breinschmid, as well as a clarinet trio with Vera Karner and Aurelia Visovan. With the latter he won, among others, the Fanny Mendelssohn-Förderpreis.

Dominik Wagner was initially trained as a cellist before switching to the double bass in 2007. His 4 years in the concert choir of the Vienna Boys Choir were a formative musical influence. In addition, he regularly gives master classes in Europe and the USA.

He studied at the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna with Prof. Josef Niederhammer and Mag. Werner Fleischmann from 2009 to 2015, and since 2015 with Prof. Dorin Marc at the HfM Nuremberg.

Season 2021/2022 | Photo: Maria Frodl | Quote: Süddeutsche Zeitung, December 6 2021.
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Klassik, Tango, Jazz

11 July 2022

Dominik Wagner plays these programs for example with Can Çakmur (piano). Both musicians have played numerous concerts together so they find their balance perfectly. You may get a […] more ...

Dominik Wagner with Jevgenijs Čepoveckis Aaron Pilsan

11 July 2022

Dominik Wagner | Kontrabass Jevgenijs Čepoveckis | Violine Aaron Pilsan | Klavier For a first impression, you may have a look at this video, where Dominik Wagner plays Bottesini’s Reverie with […] more ...

Dominik Wagner with Württembergischen Kammerorchester Heilbronn, Maximilian Hornung

11 July 2022

Dominik Wagner on his album Revolution of Bass and Giovanni Bottesini     Program: Mendelssohn Symphony for strings No.10 in B minor Bottesini Concerto No. 1 for double […] more ...

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Concerto in F-sharp minor
Gran Duo Concertante for violin, double bass and orchestra
Gran Duo Concertante for cello, double bass and orchestra
Gran Duo for clarinet, double bass and orchestra

G. Breinschmid 

S. Koussevitzky
Concerto in F-sharp minor, op. 3

A. Martin
Concerto for double bass and orchestra

F. Proto
A Carmen Fantasy

N. Rota
Divertimento Concertante

J. M. Sperger
Concerto No. 15 in D major

W. Wagner

Revolution of Bass

Gran Duo Concertante for Violin, Double Bass & Orchestra
Gran Duo Concertante Themes from Bellinis “I Puritani” for Cello, Double Bass & Orchestra
Une bouche aimmee for Soprano, Double Bass & Piano
Tutto che il mondo serra for Soprano, Double Bass & Piano
Allegretto Capriccio for Double Bass & Piano
Reverie for Double Bass & Piano

Dominik Wagner (Double Bass), Ursula Langmayr (Soprano), Jeremias Fliedl (Cello), Benjamin Schmid (Violin), Can Cakmur (Piano), Württembergisches Kammerorchester Heilbronn, Emmanuel Tjeknavorian

Berlin, DDD, 2020


Beethoven: Piano Trio B-flat major for Clarinet, Double Bass, Piano op. 11 “Gassenhauer-Trio” (arr. Dominik Wagner)
Bottesini: Gran Duo A major Themes from Bellinis “I Puritani” for Cello, Double Bass, Orchestra op. posth.
Bruch: 2 Pieces op. 83 for Clarinet, Double Bass, Piano (arr. Dominik Wagner)
Juon: 2 Trio Miniaturen op. 184a & 24a (arr. Dominik Wagner)
Chaet: Zweiklang für ein Trio
Breinschmid: Musette pour Elisabeth
W. Wagner: Fantasiestück

Vera Karner (Clarinet), Dominik Wagner (Double bass), Aurelia Visovan (Piano), Strings from Wiener Symphoniker

Berlin, DDD, 2016

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