Amy Domingues, baroque cello and viola da gamba, earned her Master's degree in Early Music at Peabody Conservatory. She has performed with the Washington Bach Consort, The Folger Consort, the National Philharmonic, Hesperus, the viol consort Sonnambula (NYC) and is a founding member of Corda Nova Baroque. She has performed in masterclasses with Wieland Kuijken, Philippe Pierlot and Paolo Pandolfo. In August 2014 Ms. Domingues traveled to Venice, Italy at the invitation of the Venice Opera Project to play continuo in their inaugural season. Amy is a multiple recipient of the Peabody Career Development Grant and the Young Artist's Grant-in-Aid (from the Viola da Gamba Society). In addition to her early music activities, Ms. Domingues maintains a large teaching studio and performs on amplified viola da gamba with multi-instrumentalist Dennis Kane as the duo Domingues & Kane.
News & Updates
It's July 2016! I am so excited to work on some long-term projects like my voice and viol repertoire and practicing on my newly-acquired Jane Julier treble viol. Last month Corda Nova performed an exciting concert of Clérambault's cantata Médée with our friend, soprano Sara MacKimmie, in addition to Couperin's Troisième Concert Royaux. This was part of the Baroque Bonanza II in Washington, DC. I'm looking forward to attending the Viola da Gamba Society of America Conclave again, after an absence of a few years. I'll be focusing on a special project of a survey of the Cries of London by various Jacobean composers. My experimental/new music duo Domingues & Kane is keeping busy with some local performances, and has been featured on WAMU radio and the Kojo Nnaamdi show. Cello-wise, I'll be making an appearance at my old rock and roll stomping grounds of Fort Reno with the Washington Bach Consort in a special community outreach performance. My teaching roster is partially full this summer, and I'm enjoying connecting with my students in a more leisurely pace.
More news, and fall updates to come!
Bret McCabe | "Rockin' the Viol" -(Johns Hopkins Magazine Summer 2012)
DOMINGUES & KANE
"Gut + Voltage: Viola da Gamba & Electronics in Synthesis, the duo’s new album, draws equally upon classical instincts and experimental impulses—Domingues plays her stringed instrument with electronic treatments, while Kane’s gear is plugged-in but never gimmicky. When they get pastoral, it’s not stuffy, and when they drone, there’s almost a sweetness to it." - Joe Warminsky, Washington City Paper