Domenico La Serra
Domenico was born in Vibo Valentia in Italy in 2003 and is a resident of Monterosso Calabro;
He began playing already at the age of four in the band complex "Francesco Cilea" of Monterosso, demonstrating from an early age exceptional skills and a great talent innate for percussion. In 2012, at the age of eight, he was admitted to the State Conservatory of Music "Fausto Torrefranca" in Vibo Valentia, where he currently attends the Percussion School under the guidance of Maestro Vittorino Naso.
With Maestro Naso, he is an integral part of a Percussion Ensemble of young artists of the same Conservatory, whose concert performances are recognized and appreciated in the regional and national context.
Winner of the scholarship, he became an effective member from 2013 to the present, of the Wind Orchestra and the Brass Ensemble of brass and percussion of the Conservatory. With these groups he has performed in prestigious national locations such as: Vatican Museums (Rome), Novara (Auditorioum of the Guido Cantelli Conservatory), Arona (Teatro San Carlo), Reggia di Caserta.
Since 2018 he has been part of the Symphony Orchestra of the Fausto Torrefranca Conservatory;
Domenico enriches his training by participating in various master classes, among which must be mentioned the one held by Maestro Frederic Macarez (first timpanista of the Paris Orchestra and international soloist) and with Dom Famularo, both in May 2018.
In March 2019 he participated as percussionist of the Concert Band of Melicucco (RC), conducted by maestro Maurizio Managò, in the recording of the CD "SIMPLICITY" published by scomegna publishing house in Turin
He was as a percussionist at concerts with renowned conductors such as JAN VAN DER ROOST and JACOB DE HAAN and with prestigious soloists: Giovanni Punzi (Principal Clarinet of the Copenhagen Philharmonic Orchestra); Mario Stefano Pietrodarchi (classical accordion concert and internationally renowned bandoneon)
Effective member Euyo "European Union Youth Orchestra" from 2020