Juan Manuel Dominguez

Baritone saxophone, Argentine; many international competitions prizewinner, regularly performs with Aurelia Saxophone Quartet, Pannonica Quartet, Syrene Quartet, ‘528Hz’ Ensemble etc., co-founder of the Keuris Quartet. Lives in Amsterdam.

Juan Manuel Dominguez was born on March 7th 1985 in Buenos Aires Argentina and began his musical studies in piano and saxophone when he was 6 years old. At the age of 13, he became a student of the Colegio Ward Conservatory of Music where he graduated in 2004, and then he studied at the National Music Conservatory of Buenos Aires “Carlos López Buchardo” with the profesor Emiliano Barri where he graduated as a Bachellor in Musical Arts specialized in Saxophone in 2007.

He is a founding member of the 4Mil Saxophone Quartet with which he performed in numerous and important halls in Argentina. In 2007 4Mil won the first price of the two most important chamber music prizes of Argentina: the Bienal Juvenil competition and the Música en Plural competition. In 2008 he moved to the Netherlands to study with the international soloist Arno Bornkamp at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam where he got both his Bachelor on 2011 and his Master of Music degree in 2013.

He has specialized in baritone saxophone and he performs together with several projects such as: Aurelia Saxophone Quartet, Keuris Quartet, Pannonica Quartet, Syrene Quartet, 528Hz, and the Netherlands Saxophone Octet. In 2012 won together with the Pannonica Quartet the 1st prize at the tango competition “Doble Ocho” in Nijmegen. Juan Manuel is also a founding member of the Keuris Quartet, which focuses on contemporary repertoire for saxophone quartet.