Dominik Wagner was born on July 8th, 1997 in Vienna. He started playing the cello in the year 2002 and in 2007 he switched to double bass.
From 2007 to 2011 he was a member of the Vienna Boys Choir and in the year 2008 he started being an alto soloist. During their Concerts he also performed as a soloist on the cello and the double bass.
2009 Dominik started studying at the "Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst Wien" with Prof. Josef Niederhammer and Mag.Werner Fleischmann.
Besides national youth-competitions (Prima la musica: first prize, ESTA special prize, 2012 and 2014; Allegro Vivo: prize winner as a Soloist and in Chamber Music, 2012; second Hertha Binder Classic prize of "Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst Wien", 2012; musica juventutis: he won a performance at the "Wiener Konzerthaus", 2014) and international youth-competitions (International Competition for young double bass players, Gnesin Academy, Moscow: first prize, 2012) he also participated in the biggest international competitions without age limit (International Leos Janacek Competition, Brno, Czech Republic: third prize, 2013; International Golden Bass Competition, Lviv, Ukraine: first prize and special prize for the youngest participant, 2013).
2014 he won the prize for string soloists at the ISA Prag-Wien-Budapest and will participate in the finals of the Osaka Competition, October 2014
As a soloist (concerts by J.B. Vanhal, Karl D.v. Dittersdorf, G. Bottesini and Nino Rota) he performed with the Young Master Players of the Wiener Musikuniversität, the Polish Chamberphilharmoic Orchestra under Wojciech Rajski, the Moravian Chamber Orchestra under Richard Kruzik, the Franz Schmidt Kammerorchester under Nicolas Radulescu and the Opera Studio Orchestra, Lviv under Yuriy Bervetskij.
He participated in Master classes and took lessons with Petru Iuga, Bernhard Ziegler, Christine Hoock, Dorin Marc, Johannes Auersperg, Roman Patkolo, Jiri Hudec and Catalin Rotaru.
He is member of the LGT Young Soloists, Zürich, Switzerland, a Project founded by the LGT
Private Bank .September 2014 he won the second prize and the extra prize for the best interpretation of the comissioned modern piece at
the International J.M. Sperger Competition and in October 2014 he won the first prize, the Chaiman of Jury Award and the Ongaku Gendai Award for the best interpretation of contemporary music at
the Osaka International Competition