FREE Organ Recital
Free Organ Recital featuring local prodigy DOMINIC FIACCO Dominic Fiacco is a 17 year-old resident of Poland, New York. His curiosity about the organ began when he attended a recital at age 8 at First Presbyterian Church in Utica, after which he was invited to try the organ. Shortly thereafter, he began lessons with Stephen Best, organist at First Church, who discovered that he has exceptional talent combining technical virtuosity with highly developed musical sensitivity. He has performed recitals at the Cathedral Church of St. John Divine in New York City and at the Cadet Chapel at West Point, location of the third largest organ in the world, and has a fully booked 2022-2023 season. He has also participated in multiple summer Philadelphia organ camps taught by Alan Morrison, organ professor at the Curtis Institute of Music, and Peter Richard Conte, organist at Wanamaker/Macy’s. He owns a German-built pipe organ given to him by an organist in Massachusetts who learned of him after watching several of his videos on YouTube. Dominic began taking piano lessons at the age of 4 and studies with Hamilton College lecturer Sar-Shalom Strong. He has won multiple prizes in several piano competitions, including the Central New York Music Teachers Association Competition, the Steinway Competition, and the B-Sharp Scholarship Competition. In addition, he has performed multiple times on the Society for New Music’s Rising Stars programs both as an organist and a pianist. Dominic is assistant organist at the Parish Community of St. Leo and St. Ann in Holland Patent, where he plays the 8:45 mass every Sunday morning. Now a high school senior, Dominic is preparing auditions for multiple college conservatories. He intends to pursue a career in organ performance.