The pianist Dominic Chamot was born in Cologne in 1995. He has won over thirty awards and honors, making him one of the most successful pianists of his generation. Most recently, he won the fourth prize and a special prize at the 2023 Maria Canals Competition in Barcelona.
Even as a teenager, he embarked on his career as a “young talent” by being admitted to the class of Prof. Sheila Arnold at the Pre-College-Cologne of the HfMT Cologne at the age of only 12, which provided him with crucial musical inspiration. Soon after, he received international awards in Berlin, Zwickau, Enschede, Weimar, Cologne, and others, as well as performances in prestigious venues such as the Berlin and Cologne Philharmonie, the Vienna Musikverein, and the Laeisz-Halle in Hamburg.
However, Chamot decided to temporarily withdraw from the concert stage and study under the renowned educator Claudio Martinez-Mehner in Basel to refine his playing. He completed his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Specialized Performance – Soloist with the highest grades and distinction, and in 2023, he will complete his studies in pedagogy under Zoltan Fejervari.
During this time, he gained a reputation as a versatile artist, leading to continuously expanding engagements in various fields. He recently performed multiple times at the Berlin Philharmonie, won some of Switzerland’s most exclusive scholarships, and was invited by the WDR Symphony Orchestra as a soloist at the Cologne Philharmonie. Following these successes, he received further invitations from orchestras throughout Germany. In New York, he captivated the audience with his performance at the Steinway Hall as part of the “Classical Bridge Festival.”
He is also in high demand as a chamber musician and accompanist, regularly invited to chamber music festivals. During his studies, he worked as a répétiteur for the Basel Theater and even appeared as a musician-actor in two productions.
From 2011 to 2014, Dominic Chamot was a fellow of the “Jürgen Ponto Foundation” and the “German Foundation for Musical Life.” From 2018 to 2020, he received the Study Award from the Migros Culture Percentage, and in 2020, he was selected for the Lieven Piano Foundation Scholarship.
The pianist and critic Hannes Sonntag describes him as follows: “Dominic Chamot creates that lasting emotional experience for the sake of which we ultimately make or listen to music!”