Domonique Launey, a native of Baton Rouge, LA, began her piano studies there with Phillip Martina, theory, composition studies with John Salinger, and Claire Topper in Jamaica.
She has performed throughout the U.S., Europe, and Jamaica as soloist, chamber musician, and collaborator. As featured soloist, she has performed with orchestras including the Wilmington Symphony (NC), Houston Chamber, San Antonio, Oklahoma, Tulare, Shreveport, L’Orchestra de Chapelle Minimes (Brussels), Tallis Chamber, University of Texas performing concerti of Rachmaninoff, Chopin, Liszt, Beethoven, Mozart, J.S. Bach. With great pleasure she collaborated with the conductor Steve Errante and the WIlmington Symphony Orchestra performing Rachmaninoff’s 3rd piano concerto in 2014 as well as the composer’s 2nd in 2006.
She will be always grateful for the extensive study with David Renner, Nancy Garrett, and Anton Nel at the University of Texas, Austin where she received her BM and MM degrees in Piano Performance. Her studies with these mentors as well as Dr. Lethco and Dr. Hilley have inspired her to remain involved in helping pianists of all levels individually as well as master classes. Coaching soloists and chamber ensembles has remained her passion and she has enjoyed working with music majors in Texas and North Carolina. She is an active member of the CFMTA, NCMTA, NMTA.
Some of her awards include First Place in the Wideman International Piano Competition, First Place in the University of Texas Concerto competition, and performed in the Van Cliburn Competition. Following a year of performing concert tours in Europe as a Rotary International Scholar and studying with Nadine Deletaille, she returned to Brussels where she was awarded the Gold Medallion for excellence in solo performance.
In addition to her solo, duo and chamber concerts, Ms. Launey also enjoys collaborating with one of her three daughters, Molly Hines, violinist, as well as her husband Dr.Jonathan Hines.