Lucas Scalamogna, violin/viola
Violinist Lucas Scalamogna has performed extensively as a soloist, chamber musician, and orchestra member throughout the United States, Canada, South America, Europe, and Asia. He has appeared in prestigious venues such as Carnegie Hall’s Isaac Stern Auditorium, the Kennedy Center, Teatro Colón, and Shanghai’s Oriental Art Center. Dr. Scalamogna has also performed at numerous international music festivals, including the Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival, Salzburg Festival, Great Mountains Music Festival, and Spoleto Festival USA.
A versatile musician, Dr. Scalamogna often premieres and records solo and ensemble works written by living composers and performs in early music ensembles. His orchestral experience includes engagements with the Grant Park Orchestra, the Alabama Symphony, the Charleston Symphony, the Orchestra of the Americas, and New Trinity Baroque. As a chamber musician, Dr. Scalamogna was a member of the Hodgson String Quartet and cofounder of the Cassat Horn Trio, dedicated to promoting and premiering works for this ensemble.
Among his competition awards are top prizes at the Jeunesses Musicales International Competition, the “Alfredo e Vanda Marcosig” European Competition, the GMTA Chamber Music Competition, and the Montpelier Arts Center Recital Competition. Dr. Scalamogna has performed with some of the most renowned musicians in the world, including conductors Valery Gergiev, Manfred Honeck, and Christoph Eschenbach, as well as violinists Julian Rachlin, Dmitry Sitkovetsky, Kyung-Wha Chung, Joshua Bell, and Boris Brovtsyn.
Dr. Scalamogna is currently the associate principal second violin of the Augusta Symphony Orchestra, and a member of the Winston-Salem Symphony, the Greensboro Symphony Orchestra, and the Savannah Philharmonic. In addition to his active performance schedule, Dr. Scalamogna serves as the violin and viola faculty of the University of North Carolina at Pembroke. Other regular teaching engagements include guest artist masterclasses at colleges and universities as well as faculty positions at music festivals and workshops both in the United States and abroad.
Beginning his music studies in Argentina, Dr. Scalamogna was a student of Fernando Hasaj, late concertmaster of the Camerata Bariloche, before he continued his education in Croatia at the “Ino Mirkovic” Music Academy. Dr. Scalamogna holds degrees from the University of North Texas and the University of Georgia. His major professors include Julia Bushkova and Levon Ambartsumian.