Dr. Lucas Scalamogna : Violin

Lucas Scalamogna, born in Argentina, has performed as a solo, chamber, and orchestra musician in the United States, Canada, Argentina, Europe, and Asia.

Scalamogna was a student at the ‘Ino Mirkovic’ Music Academy in Croatia. He then studied under Julia Bushkova at the University of North Texas and at the University of Georgia, where he is currently pursuing a doctoral degree under Levon Ambartsumian. During his studies at UGA, Scalamogna was the concertmaster of the University of Georgia Symphony Orchestra for five consecutive years and assistant concertmaster of the ARCO Chamber Orchestra for four years.

Scalamogna’s success at competitions include the “Etudes and Scales” International Competition (Croatia), the Jeunesses Musicales International Competition (Macedonia), the “Alfredo e Vanda Marcosig” European Competition (Italy), and the Georgia MTNA Chamber Music Competition. In addition, he has participated as a chamber and orchestra musician in festivals of international reputation such as the Great Mountains Music Festival (South Korea), the Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival, the Salzburg Festival, and the Youth Orchestra of the Americas.

Scalamogna’s orchestral experience includes engagements with the Grant Park Music Festival, the Spoleto Festival Orchestra, the Plano Symphony Orchestra, the Gulf Coast Symphony, the Charleston Symphony, and the Symphony Orchestra Augusta.

As a teacher, Scalamogna has worked privately with students of a wide variety of ages and cultural backgrounds and is currently an instructor at the UGA Community Music School. In addition, Scalamogna has given masterclasses at Reinhardt University, the UGA Chamber Music Society, and at music schools and festivals in Argentina.