Organist & Director of Music

Dominic Perissinotto – Organist and Director of Music, St Patrick’s Basilica.

Dominic is one of Australia’s most exciting recitalists, widely sought after as a soloist and accompanist. His passion for promoting the pipe organ, not only as a church instrument, but also as a concert and ensemble instrument, has seen him work with a number of musicians and groups in Australia and Europe.

A Master of Music graduate in 2004 of the University of Melbourne, Dominic was awarded a Fellowship by the Winston Churchill Memorial Trust to assist with further studies at the Royal College of Music in London, commencing in 1991. During his time in London he was appointed to the post of Organ Scholar at Westminster Catholic Cathedral and gave recitals at St Paul’s and Westminster Cathedrals, Westminster Abbey and Oxford Town Hall. Dominic also toured Belgium, Italy and England, often returning to Italy, Austria and England to perform in festivals.

Dominic moved to Perth in April 1998 and is now Organist and Director of Music at St Patrick’s Basilica, Fremantle. He works as a freelance organist with many Perth based groups, is President of the Organ Society of Western Australia, teaches and enjoys traveling both for performances and recreation. Now in its ninth season, Dominic established the PIPE ORGAN PLUS concert series to showcase one of Western Australia’s most impressive pipe organs at the Basilica, while also bringing a wider audience to the organ through association with other musicians, exploring a wide variety of music from medieval to modern.

Dominic has received a number of grants from the Australia Council (2001, 2004 and 2006) and the Department of Culture and the Arts (WA) (2003, 2005, 2006 and 2008) to commission, perform and record new Australian works.