Dominic Herrmann, born 1981 in Germany, started playing drums at the age of 9.He studied Timpani and Percussion at the University of Music and Theater in Munich with Professor Dr. Peter Sadlo where he graduated in 2009. During this time he was a member of the European Youth Orchestra and the Gustav Mahler Youth Orchestra and played at the Les Museiques Festival Basel and the Chamber Music Festival Lockenhaus/Austria with Peter Sadlo, Heinrich Schiff and Gidon Kremer.
In August 2006 Dominic joined the Zurich Opera Orchestra/Philharmonia Zurich, Switzerland, as Principal Percussion. Several guest perfomances with the Zurich Opera brought him to Japan, China, Russia and the USA. He has performed as percussionist with the Bamberg Philharmonic, the SWR Stuttgart, the Munich Philharmonic and the Tonhalle Zurich.
Besides that he`s an active player in several chamber ensembles like his Percussionproject „toc2“ and the Ensemble „Opera Nova“.
He is the Percussion Expert of the Swiss Youth Orchestra (SJSO) and is frequently asked as a jury member for competitions and exams.