Violinist Lucas Scalamogna has performed extensively as a soloist, chamber musician, and orchestra violinist 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, the Salzburg Festival, the Great Mountains Music Festival in South Korea, and the Spoleto Festival.
A versatile musician, Dr. Scalamogna often premieres and records solo and ensemble works written by living composers and performs in early music ensembles such as New Trinity Baroque. His orchestral experience includes engagements with the Grant Park Orchestra, the Alabama Symphony, the Charleston Symphony, and the Orchestra of the Americas. As a chamber musician, Dr. Scalamogna was a member of the Hodgson String Quartet at the University of Georgia, and the cofounder of the Cassat Horn Trio, dedicated to performing 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 MTNA Chamber Music Competition, and the Montpelier Arts Center Recital Competition. Dr. Scalamogna has performed with renowned musicians in the classical music world, including conductors Valery Gergiev, Manfred Honeck, and Christoph Eschenbach, as well as violinists Julian Rachlin, Kyung-Wha Chung, Joshua Bell, Dmitry Sitkovetsky, 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, the Carolina Philharmonic, and the Savannah Philharmonic. In addition to teaching at UNCP, Dr. Scalamogna often gives masterclasses at colleges and universities and serves as faculty at music festivals and workshops both in the United States and abroad.
Beginning his music studies in Argentina, Dr. Scalamogna was a violin student of Fernando Hasaj, late concertmaster of Camerata Bariloche. He continued his education in Croatia at the “Ino Mirkovic” Music Academy. Dr. Scalamogna holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of North Texas and master’s and doctoral degrees from the University of Georgia. His major professors include Julia Bushkova and Levon Ambartsumian.